Starting Wednesday, Feb. 14th we will begin to journey together again as a congregation from Ashes to Fire. The total Ashes to Fire experience encompasses our entire congregation from children, to youth, and to some adult classes. We will engage in the same passages of Scripture in proclamation, education and faith formation. It is an intentional journey with Jesus from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week and Easter and on to Pentecost Sunday.
Central to the Ashes to Fire experience is the Year B devotional guide that is a combination of Scripture reading and prayer, that helps to enhance our communal worship, small-group Bible study, and personal formation. This is a way for us as a congregation to interact together corporately, in our family, and in our personal lives to bring about revival in our everyday encounters. Details regarding these devotionals will follow in the weeks ahead. We would love for each of you to participate as an individual and within your family. If you are interested in purchasing a devotional please fill out the sign up sheet in the foyer on the information desk.
OT Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm Reading: Psalm 50:1-6
Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel Reading: Mark 9:2-9
“The provisions of the gospel are for all.. God sends the true light to illuminate and melt every heart. It visits the palace and the dungeon, saluting the king and the captive… To civilized and savage, bond and free, black and white, the ignorant and the learned, is freely offered the great salvation.” - B.T. Roberts
OT Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm Reading: Psalm 111
Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Gospel Reading: Mark 1:21-28
"As a fish cannot swim without water, and as a bird cannot fly without air, so a Christian cannot advance a single step without Christ." - Gregory of Nazianzus
OT Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm Reading: Psalm 8
Epistle Reading: Revelation 21:1-6a
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:31-46
"He who has ransomed our life from ruin gave us the power to be made new, and this power has an unspeakable and mysterious cause, but brings great salvation to our souls. So, to add or subtract anything is plainly the loss of eternal life." - Basil the Great, On the Holy Spirit, 12, 29.