This week's gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. His forty-day fast becomes the basis of our Lenten pilgrimage. In the early church Lent was a time of intense preparation for those to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. This catechetical focus on the meaning of faith is at the heart of our Lenten journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. Hungry for God’s mercy, we receive the bread of life to nourish us for the days ahead.
Matthew 4:1-11 The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days
Long ago, April 1st was the first day of the new year. Then someone had the bright idea to change it, thus creating April Fool’s Day. This year we are going to celebrate with a calendar mash-up event with a raffle, a penny auction (pennies only accepted for this), a silent auction, a traditional church bazaar, all focusing on different calendar celebrations. It's a FUNdraiser incorporating the hilarity of the day.
Come, be silly, plan to spend a little cash! Proceeds benefit First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, God’s Closet, and FTKids. All Are Welcome!
So you want to help make this fundraiser a success? We need stuff to sell and auction, lots of volunteers, and fun activities for the day. See Rene or Marge if you want to help!
Something to Take on for Lent
Many of us often look for ways to “give up” and “take on” for Lent. We have a suggestion, if your heart feels called -- something that can help cultivate the spiritual development of our youth
Perhaps consider sponsoring a story for them. We’ve built a solid foundation with Godly Play, and by most accounts, it’s been a success. However, we still need to stock foundational stories to cover the Sundays on our calendar. There are also stories that you may feel will round out our children’s growth.
You can sponsor a story by choosing one that speaks to you from the list below. You may opt to purchase one from the Godly Play site. Or, if you have the time, talent or desire, you can make your own. Both are welcome. Both are beloved.
We’re still working out the details, but if you’re interested, please see Erika or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll provide you the details of the story kits, cost, links and DIY instructions - or help you come up with your own.