Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord!
Today I pray that everyone has had a wonderful beginning to their Lenten season and has survived our recent bouts of snow and winter weather unscathed. While the snow and ice might be a bit annoying to navigate around, it was a joy for me to witness Chesapeake City in all its wintry beauty the past few weeks.
On the topic of Lent, I begin by reminding us that the CCEA continues to host our weekly Lenten services. Each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm one of our partner churches in and around Chesapeake City will be hosting an online Lenten service for that week. Unfortunately, given the reality of COVID-19, the meals that have traditionally accompanied these services are canceled and only the service shall be broadcasted online. Look for the services posted to the CCEA's Facebook and YouTube page, a link to those will be posted on CCUMC's online pages as well. We will be hosting the service on Wednesday March 24th, so tune in to see a special Lenten message with the Praise Team!
The Re-Gathering Team has decided to hold both Palm and Easter Sunday services outside on the Town Point lawn so that we can celebrate these two important weeks together. We currently do not have a final decision on a return to in-person worship after those weeks, but will give an update soon.
While there are numerous things that we can discuss around the season of Lent, today I am reminded of Jesus' message in Matthew 24:22 "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
As we go through this Lenten season let us keep these words from Christ in the back of our minds. Whether we are giving something up, taking something on, or just centering our lives on Christ in whatever small ways we can, let us remember the purpose for which we do these things. We strive to live more like Jesus, and to prepare our hearts and lives for His coming. We look forward in the season of Lent, both this and every year, to His resurrection and our new life given on Easter Sunday. So this Lenten season, let us focus on what really matters, preparing our hearts and lives by drawing close to Jesus, the one who has and is coming, in whatever ways God has led us to.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Sam Mitchell
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