Note: During our time of transition Ethelyn Fulton, our Clerk of Session, has been providing a monthly message. Next month Robert Foltz-Morrison, our newly-hired interim pastor, will provide the message.
Lent: Reflections on Serving God's People
Theologian Frederick Buechner defines Lent this way: "In many churches there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year's income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each year's days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan, Jesus went off alone into the wilderness where he spent forty days asking himself the question what it meant to be Jesus. During Lent, Christians are supposed to ask one way or another what it means to be themselves."
This Lent, I challenge each one of us "on the Green" to ask ourselves what it means to be the Presbyterian Church on the Green. How does the community around us know who we are? What do we do that defines us as Christians?
We have been called to serve. During Lent, let's define ourselves by taking up an activity that will serve God's people both within the church family and in the community. Here are some possibilities for service:
In his life, death and resurrection, Jesus demonstrated the life we are called to live. Join me on the journey. It is an adventure in faith meant to be shared.
See you in church!
-Ethelyn L. Fulton, Clerk of Session
Past messages from the Clerk of Session: