At the end of this month Ash Wednesday will begin the season of Lent. Wednesday February 22, at noon we will gather with Community of the Holy Spirit, and put ashes on each other’s faces and remind each other about our origin and our destiny.
Then all the Wednesdays in March we will gather in Schmidt Hall and hear about the 5 Love Languages, and sing and pray and then eat. There will be a few discussion questions at each table for you to use to keep the conversation going before transitioning to a more social time. We will need soups and bread for the lunches.
If you would like to read ahead, I (and 2 other speakers) will be using Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages. Please keep in mind that the love languages are not just about romantic love. We all express love in one of these 5 ways and if we are aware, can express love in all 5 ways. These ways of expressing love are applicable not only to our mates, but also to our children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. Chapman believes that we all have a primary love language. And if others do not express love in that particular language, we do not feel loved.
I hope you can attend these noon lunches. They start and noon and the lunch will be served 15 minutes later. If you cannot stay for the discussion, you could easily get to where you need to go by 12:45 or 1:00. However, if you are in no rush, you are welcome to stay for the table discussions, and enjoy some social time afterwards. Call, text or email me with any questions.
God’s peace, Pastor Bob