Followers of Jesus asked him many questions. They wanted to know how to connect with God, what was most important, how to deal with the government, what to do next. We too have questions. On the way to the cross, Jesus engages the questions. During Lent, we ask again what it means to live in the wake of God’s undying love for us.Join us in worship at 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00 as Rev. Carla Aday and Dr. Mike Graves preach on these topics.About the Season of LentLiterally, the word Lent means “spring,” which always sounds lovely this time of year. But as we all know, there are still some cold days ahead. That seems an appropriate parallel since before we get to the glory of Easter’s resurrection, there is this season of self-examination.Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which fell on Feb. 14 this year, and it ends on Easter, which falls on Apr. 1 this year. In contrast to boxes of chocolate and romantic sentiments of never-ending love, on the first day of Lent, a minister smears the sign of the cross on our foreheads and reminds us that we are indeed finite. And when Easter rolls around, the message of resurrection is not an April Fool’s prank, unless we think of it as God’s prank on death and despair.The 40 days (or more accurately 46, since the six Sundays of Lent are the day of resurrection and technically don’t count as part of the season) are a time of pondering our mortality, of remembering our reliance upon God. In many ways, the season corresponds to Israel’s forty years in the wilderness and Jesus’ forty days of temptation in the wilderness, both a journey of sorts.We Invite You to Join us on this JourneyAsh Wednesday – Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m., SanctuaryPalm Sunday – Mar. 25. Palm Parade at 11:00 a.m. service. Celebration of baptism of our Pastors’ Class students. Easter Egg Hunt at noon.Maundy Thursday – Mar. 29, 7:00 p.m.Good Friday – Mar. 30, NoonEaster Sunday – Apr. 1. Worship at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.