Lenten Treasure Hunt 2017
Unexpected Treasure: Second Sunday of LentAn antique chest holds unexpected treasures – hinting that a clandestine meeting has taken place under the cover of darkness and stars. Hospitality would dictate that some refreshment be provided, as the old Pharisee wrangles with the new ideas of the young rabbi by the light of a lantern. The wind blows where it chooses….
Tempting Treasure: First Sunday of LentAn antique trunk holds treasures and temptations. Have these stones been changed to bread? The angel stands ready to swoop in to save the one who leaps, or the one who leaves it all behind. The purple robe and crown of royalty signal the power that can be had for just a little compromise. But what is the true treasure? It is written...
Hidden Treasure: Ash WednesdayAn antique trunk holds treasures and secrets. Some palms from last year’s Palm Sunday celebration, now brittle and dry, remain after most were burned for the ashes for our evening’s ritual. Oil will be used to mix the ashes, and remind us of the healing balm of the Spirit. In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus says that our fasting and giving should be done in secret, not for show, so the offering plate is concealed behind shadowy fabrics.
Session Retreat – January 20 – 21, 2017
Advent and Christmas 2016