When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
The season of Lent began with the Sunday known as the day of Invocabit. This word comes from the Latin word for "call" from the opening words of the Antiphon of the day, "When he calls to me, I will answer him…” This is a fitting theme for the season of Lent, a season of seeking our Lord in faith!
And so let me issue you an invitation! We are privileged to seek our Savior and be on the receiving end of his blessings in these days as he sustains our faith in his grace! Lent is a season of seeking. So I invite you to do just that! I shared recently that there are many ways in which we might seek our Savior in this season. For one, it happens as we gather! During this time there are more opportunities to worship. We hold mid-week devotional services on Wednesdays at 7pm. These services are brief but they are deep and refreshing for faith. This pastor certainly looks forward to them!
I mentioned also that a time of personal Confession and Absolution will be made available for those who wish it. This is something the Church of the Reformation has always intended to preserve for those who wish it that we might be on the receiving end of his blessing and forgiveness. I will have the sanctuary available on Saturday March 13th from 1-3pm for any who wish to drop in. (For more information on this, please see the announcement posted elsewhere in this newsletter, or contact me directly.) If you like, you may also contact me personally to set up a time of Confession that works better for you. Additionally, offering
something up, and focusing more on God’s word and prayer are also fitting ways to seek the Savior, Jesus during this season!
And so let me issue you an invitation! This is not only your pastor’s invitation, but it is also an invitation of the Lord who promises that as we call upon him, he will answer us as his own! The Lord be with us in this time.