Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Annandale United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
To generously share God's love with everyone we meet

Baker's Yeast

Ash Wednesday is already here! February 26th, 2020. Do you have a good pair of shoes? We are going to be “Walking” with Jesus during this Lenten season. I would like to ask you to try something different with me for Lent. 

I’m looking for 20 people willing to commit to try something new. I have purchased 20 Lenten Journals for each church, Annandale and Montrose. I would like to ask you to use this Journal as your Lenten devotional. 

In the Journal there is room provided each day to write down thoughts about your life and your faith. Journaling is not something that I have done regularly, but I would like to ask you to help keep me accountable this Lent, by staying accountable to your own journaling. I know that when I have taken the time to journal my thoughts, it has been very helpful for me, and I hope you will find it beneficial as well.

In the journal you will also find helpful hints for growing your faith, including

 #1. Pray five times a day. …. #5. Invite five people to church each year. Our Lenten journey this year will often mention the number “5.” There are five essential practices to living a Christian life. They are:

1.      Worship and Prayer

2.      Study: Listening and paying attention

3.      Serve

4.      Generosity, giving

5.      Share of yourself

There you have it, our outline for our Topics this Lenten season. Both worship times and our Soup Suppers will focus on these Five Essential Practices of Christion Living.  SO, put on your new spiritual shoes, and let’s break them in by taking “The Walk” with Jesus.

May God’s Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven!


Pastor Paul D. Baker