We invite you to gather with us to participate in worship, fellowship, and service to our neighbors.
Our Food Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00-11:00am and in emergencies.
Join us on our journey to learn about and do God’s work in the Avon community and the world. We will celebrate with you, laugh with you, cry with you and grow with you. All part of the life of a child of God.
Faith’s welcome mat is always out.
Let us all Love, Serve and Gather in Christ.
From Our Pastor
When I think of Lent, I think of focusing on the cross, contemplation, many conversations about the power of sin and brokenness, and prayer. Only rarely do I think of the Holy Spirit. Yet, the traditional Gospel text for the first Sunday in Lent is the account of Jesus’ temptation. This year we’ll read Mark’s account (Mark 1:12-13; yes it’s really that short) of how the Spirit forced Jesus into the wilderness. This Lent, we’ll ponder the question, “Who is this Holy Spirit?”
Our time with the Holy Spirit is based on Martin Luther’s explanation to the third article of the Apostles’ Creed and scripture’s witness to the activity of the Spirit.
“…the Holy Spirit has called me through the gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, made me holy, and kept me in the true faith, just as he calls, gathers, enlightens, and makes holy the whole Christian church… “
February 22 – Who is the Holy Spirit?
March 1 – The Holy Spirit Calls/Gathers
March 8 – The Holy Spirit Comforts
March 15 – The Holy Spirit Enlightens
March 22 – The Holy Spirit Empowers
Additionally, during this Lent, we are again holding midweek Lenten services. You will find information regarding those services in this newsletter as well. We will have two midweek options – midday and at night – because we know some find it easier to gather during the day rather than at night and vice versa. You are welcome to come to one or both services. They will be different from each other.
Finally, a note about our Holy Week and Easter schedule. It seems early to even mention Holy Week and Easter, but it will be here before we know it. We will hold Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services at 7pm. On Easter, we will hold a simple, early service at 8am on our 100N property, weather permitting; the backup location will be at our current location. We will also hold a 10:30am service at our current worship location. Between services at 9am, we will host an Easter breakfast, location to be announced.