Lent is almost upon us and this Wednesday

10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far he removes our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion for his children,
so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
14 For he knows how we were made;
he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for mortals, their days are like grass;
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
-Psalm 103:10-18

Lent is almost upon us and this Wednesday will be Ash Wednesday.  We will have an Ash Wednesday Service, February 17, at 6pm.  “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

We will celebrate the imposition of ashes, but in a slightly different way.  Although the most common practice is to make the sign of the cross on a person’s forehead, at one time the practice was to sprinkle the ashes on a person’s head, which is what we’ll do Wednesday.  While maintaining at least 6 ft from your neighbor, those who want to participate will come down.

In addition to Ash Wednesday, we are also starting Reflections on the Lake, a special devotional time on the Wednesdays of Lent, brought to you by a member of Lake Ozark Christian Church!  I have asked the Elders to speak on the qualities of God.  We will record them, post them to the web, and share them through email and social media.

We’ll begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17, with Reflections on God’s Faithfulness with Tim Tabor.

Blessings and Peace,
Pastor Ron