I’m going on a journey, and I’m starting today.
My head is wet, and I’m on my way.
Christ’s mark is on me; it’s on you too;
It says he loves me, and he loves you, too!
I’m becoming this day, a saint of God.
It really doesn’t matter, what roads I trod.
Wherever I go, God’s been there too.
God’s love has touched me and will carry me through.
There are other saints who have said amen.
They’ll keep me faithful till my journey’s end.
Along the way, I want to be
The kind of person that God set free.
-ELW 446 “I’m Going on a Journey”
Guess what! We’re getting ready to go on a journey - all of us! Together!
In the next few weeks, you will hear many invitations to join our Journey during Lent (March 1 - April 4). One of our commitments in redevelopment is the deepening of our discipleship and building relationships. During the Journey, we will spend five weeks doing that. This year, our Journey focus will be “Experience Real Life in the Risen Lord” as we dig into Jesus’ description of real life and how God calls us to live.
So, how are we going to do that?
The Journey has three parts:
Small Group study
Each week, as we gather for worship, we will begin contemplating the principle for the week. Then, through the week you will gather with a small group to do a study together and then pick your challenge for how you will live out the principle in your life during the week.
Right now, we are looking for people to host Journey Groups. The materials will be written and will guide the conversation. As host, you would simply act as the convener, reminding people to attend and starting off the meeting. Groups can meet at your home or at the church or at another location. We hope to have options in different areas at a variety of times so that everyone in the congregation can participate. If you are willing to serve as a host, let Pastor Lecia know by February 2. Include day, time and location of where you would like to meet.
We will have sign-ups open February 9-26 for people to choose a group that works for them. While we know that everyone is busy and schedules change, we hope that you will make all the meetings that you can, even if it is only a few. While many see faith as an individual thing, we believe that faith is made whole in community - that the body of Christ is stronger when we are together.
As a community of faith, we committed to redevelopment which begins with growing our own discipleship and relationships, so please join us on this Journey together! Keep watching for more information to sign up.
In the abiding hope of the Risen Lord,