Lent began last Wednesday, when the Holy Spirit fell powerfully upon us a we joined Hope Chapel for the Ash Wednesday service, and where we heard the invitation ” . . . to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” (BCP).
Five “quick hits”:
1] You can find the Ash Wednesday sermon here; it will be up on our own site by next week.
2] We are praying for the city, utilizing a outstanding prayer guide called Seek God for the City. It is now available as an app for your mobile device. I’ve been using the app . . . it’s great! You can also pick up a hard copy at church this Sunday.
3] We begin a sermon series this Sunday on cities of the New Testament, and their encounter with the gospel. How can we gain a biblical vision for the gospel in the city? We kick it off this Sunday with a look at Antioch. In the following weeks we will be looking at Thessalonica, Corinth, Ephesus and Rome.
4] There is an excellent conference in two weeks in Dallas called Anglican 1000. I’d love to see some people from Christ Church attend. I’ll be doing a workshop on Urban Ministry; Christine’s brother, David Taylor, will be one of the plenary speakers. It’s not too late to register.
5] Has the Lord stirred your heart for someone who does not have a church home, or is seeking or even skeptic about Christianity? Invite them to an evening of great food and conversation at Foodheads next Wednesday night. After an excellent dinner, we’ll talk about food, feasting and faith. Here’s an invitation to Come to the Table. Send it along to a friend.
PS Is this your Sunday to go to Church Under the Bridge? You can check below.