Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Annandale United Methodist
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
To generously share God's love with everyone we meet

Pastor's Page

      We turn a page or swipe goodbye (depending our calendar’s format) the cold of January and start thinking spring in February (even though it doesn’t come until May). With the shortest month, comes Lent. 
 
      Ash Wednesday is February 14th. We will have a short prayer service, with the imposition of ashes at 3 pm. At 6:30 pm, we will gather for worship with music, reflection, imposition of ashes and preparation for our Lenten Journey.
 
      I would encourage you to purchase the book, Pauses for Lent, by Trevor Hudson. The book’s daily devotional format brings us through Lent to the joy of Easter. Knowing that others from AUMC are reading the book as well, can be inspiring. If you would like to join a small group, maybe three or four people, who are reading the book, for weekly discussion of the content, please indicate your interest when you order your copy. Much of a spiritual journey is between God and you. However, joining with a group can keep us accountable, inspired by others’ experiences, and strengthen our connection to each other and to God.
 
      During Lent, the sermon series will be The Trial of Jesus. Various participants of the trial will visit worship, tell their perspective and political quandaries, as they responded in their role during Jesus’ arrest, conviction and crucifixion. 
 
      Easter, April 1st, we will CELEBRATE!!!
 
See you in Church,
 
Pastor Mary