Pastor’s Corner – February 2021

We’ve crossed into a fresh new year and I wonder how are you doing? Really, how are you doing? Are you able to see hope and the promise and a vision of what the future will be like? Are you able to see hope in the coming vaccines? Are you able to imagine excitement for this, our 100th year at Saint Paul? I pray that, despite COVID and other realities, you are able to hold hope and gratitude in your heart. If you are struggling to do that, consider this the sign you were waiting for. Please reach out to me. I’ll listen as you vent, we can pray together, and I will continue to personally pray for you. 

In this second month of our fresh new year are a few things. February, this year is quite the potluck of events. February 7th is Super Bowl 55 and the 14th is Valentine’s Day. Lent begins in February this year, beginning with Ash Wednesday on the 17th. Because I have to get very near to impose ashes, it would not be safe for either of us in this pandemic. We’ll have an online-only Ash Wednesday service. Spoiler alert – you’ll need a candle. 😉 

This Lent, the mid-week services after Ash Wednesday will be in-person services. We’ll look at God’s covenants, beginning with the early ones like Noah and Abraham. Please see the rest of The Pilot for a clip-and-save of the dates and times. 

I’ll sign off this month with a reminder about our hope. 

“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 

Soli Deo Gloria! 

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