Our four Ash Wednesday worship experiences lead us into the penitential season of Lent. What significance will these 40 days of reflection have for you? Ashes marked on your forehead is a gritty and sensual sign that the days we are given on this Earth matter and do not stretch endlessly on.
In our baptism, we were taught that we are to die daily to sin and our old ways of self-interest and self-aggrandizement. We rise up in new life in Christ, setting us free from the typical bonds we feel and see all around us: fear, anxiety and fury.
The next installment of the St. John’s Concert Series features our cantor-in-residence Jason Pettit and Kay Alteri, accompanist for the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus. Jason and Kay will collaborate on classic favorites and “hidden gem” love-themed duets, interspersed with intimate solo moments and a special quartet number featuring guest vocalists. Steven Johnson, our Director of Worship & Music, will accompany on the piano. Join us on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm!
Confirmation, intended for 7th and 8th graders, kicks off its second semester on Sunday, February 26. We always begin with lunch provided by parents and then head into our two-hour class. This semester will focus on “Lutheran Living” with topics like justification by faith, law and gospel, and saint and sinner to name a few.