Pastor Bruening's Message
The Call Committee is scheduling interviews with a select group of
pastors from the candidates the District has given us to consider.
Please realize that until the call committee is ready to present a
name to the congregation we need to keep the discussion confidential
concerning the names on the call list. Please keep the call
committee in your prayers.
Preparing for Lent
Lent begins March 1. We speak of the 40 days of Lent since only
weekdays are counted. Sundays are always considered days to remember
our Lord’s resurrection and are called “Sundays in Lent.”
All of the proposed Lenten Devotions have been submitted. We are in
the process of having them proofed. I have been very impressed with
the devotions people have written in the past and especially ones
that our youth have written. This year our focus is: “Being with
God” as we look at passages that talk about people walking,
standing, or sitting with God or waiting on God.
Once again, we will have our excellent chef, Tim Hauschild,
preparing the Lenten dinners.
We will focus on the “little” people of the passion. Sometimes we
think we are so insignificant, but these stories show how people who
seemingly did something very small helped contribute to God’s plan
for our salvation. These stories, in dialogue form, will include:
• the man who loaned Jesus his donkey;
• John Mark who probably led the disciples to the Upper Room;
• Mary, the mother of John Mark, who prepared the Passover meal for
Jesus and his disciples;
• Malchus, whose ear Peter cut off and
• the centurion at the foot of the cross who proclaimed “Truly this
man was the Son of God.”