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From the Clerk of Session

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.
March, 2009

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:

  • Volunteer in the Food Pantry or the Thrift Shop
  • Sing in the Choir and/or ring in the Bell Choir
  • Sign up to assist at Sunday worship
  • Sign up to place flowers in the chancel for Sunday worship
  • Invite a friend or neighbor to join you for worship
  • Join a Circle for monthly Bible study and/or join the monthly Book Study club
  • Volunteer to help in Vacation Bible School
  • Work with our Youth Group
  • Plan to bring friends and come to the Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
  • Plan to bring friends and join us for dinner on second Friday nights
  • Volunteer to provide transportation for folks who can't get to church on their own
  • Volunteer your time, energy and ideas to a Session committee and contact the committee moderator to indicate your willingness to serve

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:
February 2009: February - A Time of Love
January 2009: Greetings for the New Year
December 2008: Christmas
November 2008: A Prayer of Thanksgiving
October 2008: Patient Trust in Ourselves and in the Slow Work of God

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