LENT 2023: HUNGER
Updated: Feb 16
Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry…? Isaiah 58:6-7a
Ash Wednesday is February 22 and marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the life of the Church. This year, Risen Lord Lutheran Church and Tapestry Church, we will be converging at the trailhead of Lent together on February 22. I’m so excited to share with you two, meaningful experiences planned for our congregations that day. You can choose one, or come to both!
At 12:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 22, there will be a worship service with the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. The sermon will feature a film recommended by the Office of the Bishop of the Indiana Kentucky Synod. The Working Hungry is a 29-minute documentary about the experience of food scarcity in Indiana. It is a project filmed in Indiana through WFYI.
Again, at 5:45 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, a soup supper will be served, thanks to Tapestry’s Connections Team. At 6:00 p.m., we will show the The Working Hungry, followed by a 30-minute Q & A facilitated by Executive Director of the Midwest Food Bank and Tapestry member, Marcy Luhigo. At 7:00 p.m. participants are invited to a brief worship service with the Imposition of Ashes.
Throughout Lent, Risen Lord will be exploring the concept of hunger on physical, emotional, spiritual and relational levels. God calls us to participate in feeding others, for we have been fed by the amazing grace of God through Christ Jesus.
I can’t wait to accompany you all during the season of Lent, a time of repentance, fasting and prayer. More importantly, may we experience the transformation possible in following Jesus, who leads us from sin and death into redemption and resurrection.