Word from the Pastor

February 2024


It is that time of year again-Lent.  Lent has a somber attitude, lack of color in the worship services; lack of alleluias and praise; a time to think about our sin and unworthiness.  A time of repentance.  Lent has often been called the “great penitential season”.

Something we may not want to consider but important if we want to be forgiven.  We are reminded of an adage:  “unrepented sin is unforgiven sin”.  With the assurance that if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us (1 John 1:8).  Thus, Dr Luther encourages us:  “When I urge you to go to confession, I am simply urging you to be a Christian.” (Large Catechism, “Brief Exhortation 32”)

We have the opportunity to “come clean” with our Maker and Redeemer.  This somber attitude leads us to great rejoicing, just as surely as Easter is coming.

As we approach this season, we have something to look forward to!

In His Service,


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