If we’re to bear fruit in the future, it would seem we need to spend time tending to the soil in which we root our lives. Lent is a season for digging around in the roots in order to prepare for the mystery of new life that awaits. Jesus asked one of his followers “who do you say I am” and it remains central for anyone who seeks to follow Jesus in our day.
We’re digging around in the roots of our tradition this Lent as we excavate old hymns. We’re returning to the roots of our tradition as we learn to pray with icons. A few artists from our community constructed prayer walls for our sanctuary out of old redwood, candles, and paper icons. They built six walls off-site and installed them throughout the sanctuary prior to Ash Wednesday. We pray with these candles and icons each week as we wonder about who Jesus is for us. We invite you to pause and listen to our music team share “How Firm A Foundation” as you consider who Jesus is to you this week.