Canal Winchester/Lithopolis Ministerial Association Community Ash Wednesday Service
February 26, 2020
Gender Road Christian Church @ 5336 Gender Road
This year’s Ash Wednesday Service will include the imposition of ashes. Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell, the new pastor at David’s UCC, will preach. Those who wish to participate in a community choir should wear black and arrive prior to 6:15 PM to practice…anthem will be announced soon.
**Please note the change of host church**
New Sermon Series!
“Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar.”
Luke 11:34 (MSG)
As we enter 2020, how do you approach the new year? Same old, same old? Or with a sense of wonder at what adventure God will unfold in this new year? Let’s confess, it is far too easy for us humans to get stuck in a rut and meander our way through the routines of life. We start living out of our left-brain memory instead of our right-brained imagination.
And if we don’t watch it, we can get caught in the trap of the mundane. That can sap the adventure and mystery right out of our lives. That can leaves us numb to the miraculous and callous to the new things God seeks to do in and through us. Well, consider this from Mark Batterson, “Worship does just the opposite! Living with wide-eyed wonder is recapturing our childlike curiosity. It is seeing the mystery and the miracle in every single moment.” That phrase, “living in wide-eyed wonder” has caught my attention and imagination moving me to search through the Scriptures for instances of wonder. Well, with this new series we want to recapture our childlike curiosity about life. Inside I believe we all want to live with wide-eyed wonder. If you are running low on wonder or childlike curiosity, then come and catch a fresh infusion of God’s power and glory. Worship with us in January!