Dear Trinity Faith Family,


The season of Lent is a time when we draw closer to God by doing certain practices that help us to focus on God in new ways in our lives.  Many Christians observe the season of lent by giving up something for the 40 days of lent.


I encourage you this year to consider instead of giving up something for lent - take time to pray… pray more… or explore different ways to pray. Prayer is a faith practice that sustains us in our Christian faith.  Jesus gave us the Lord’s Prayer as a model prayer to teach his disciples to pray.  Join us on Sundays, as we dig deeper into this prayer.  What does it mean and how can praying this prayer change our lives? 


On Wednesdays, we will borrow wisdom of Henri Nowen’s book - With Open Hands.  Together we will look at the practice of prayer, the barriers, and how it changes us.  We will also explore simple prayer exercises and practices we can take home and use in our personal, couple, and family prayer times. 


One other option for lenten practice is to consider being part of an Adult Faith Education opportunity being offered at Trinity in Madelia.  The course is called, The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown.   Ash Wednesday we will be reminded of our humanity - hearing the words “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return. “  Join us for this class where we together acknowledge that even in our humanity, our imperfections - in Christ we are enough.  We are beloved Children of God.  You are invited to be a part of this class. 


I look forward to our lenten journey together.


Peace and grace!


Pastor Krista



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