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Lent 2021 | Devotionals

Daily Devotionals for Lent 2021

We invite you to join us each week day during Lent for a short devotional.

For each day’s devotions, light a candle to symbolize the Holy Spirit with you during this time.

God is not out there or back there or yet to be, but hidden in the most ordinary things of our ordinary lives.” – Sally McFague

Lectio Divina – Jesus & Bread

04 Mar 2021

Scripture Reading: John 6:25-59   Reflection #1 : Jesus gained quite a following...

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Five Loaves of Bread and Two Fish

03 Mar 2021

Scripture Reading: John 6:1-15 6 After this Jesus went across the Galilee Sea...

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Bread and Faithfulness

02 Mar 2021

Scripture Reading: Exodus 16:4-11 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I’m going to make...

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How will God provide for us now?

01 Mar 2021

Scripture Reading | Exodus 16:1-10 16 The whole Israelite community set out from...

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The Writing in the Dirt

26 Feb 2021

Scripture Reading | John 8:1-11 8 1 and Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early...

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Death and Dirt

25 Feb 2021

Scripture | John 12:23-26 23 Jesus replied, “The time has come for...

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The Dust of His Feet

24 Feb 2021

Matthew 4:18-22 18 As Jesus walked alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw...

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In the Dirt with God

23 Feb 2021

Scripture Reading | Genesis 32:23–31 23 He took them and everything that belonged to...

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Dirt, Deserts, and the Holy Spirit

22 Feb 2021

Scripture Reading | Luke 4:1-11 Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of...

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Introduction to Lent

The single most important event for Christians since it’s very beginning is the resurrection of Jesus. The early church felt that Easter was a great time to celebrate new life and entrance into the body of Christ through the baptism of new believers. The forty days leading up to Easter (not including Sundays) were used as time of preparation based on Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness prior to his public ministry. This has come to be known as Lent. Lent comes to an end with the weight of our sins in focus as we remember the Passion of Jesus—the final hours of his life and his death upon the cross, and in eager expectation of Resurrection Day. It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming! 

The Holy Spirit is also a part of the Lenten story.  Jesus’ time in the desert was marked by the work of the Spirit from beginning to end. Jesus entered the desert “full of the Holy Spirit” and returned “in the power of the Spirit.”  The Holy Spirit should be our guide through Lent Let me invite you to explore this Lenten season with an open heart to the work of the Spirit.