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First United Methodist Church | 21 Fern Drive, Torrington, CT 06790, USA |860-489-8084
First United Methodist Church
Our Vision: We believe all people matter to God and that Christ's message and ministry through our church is hope for all the world.
Our Mission: To help people find their way to God, by connecting people to Jesus and one another.
Congregation of faith
FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR MIKE
Grace and Peace,
Lent is a season that is distinctly, unapologetically counterintuitive. It continues the work that Mary sang in the Magnificat- the world turned upside down-where the lowly are lifted and the mighty are brought down from their thrones. Lent, like Advent (a similar season of preparation for new life), is a turning, an overturning, a re-turning. Both Joel and 2 Corinthians texts testify to this re-organization of the world under God’s reign
Lent disrupts the conventional wisdom of a world that says we begin in life and end in death. The ashes that we wear on March 6th are a reminder that death is only the beginning. It is on that day that we, as Christians, declare to the world our intentions to die to all those things that keep us entombed- pride, avarice, self-doubt, fear, wisdom, fear, isolation, cynicism, and every single other barrier that prevents us from living a wholehearted existence with God.
Lent is a time to prepare for Easter. I commit myself to the following disciplines for these 40 days, in order to experience the depth and power of the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. First check the ones you feel prompted to do or others that you feel God is telling you to turn away from for 40 days.
Praying for somebody. As you driving, or walking in the streets, or sitting at your job. Make a commitment to read the Sunday scriptures during the week.
Taking something on for 40 days: 40 days of letter writing, or 40 phone calls to important
people who are in your life.
Read the entire Gospel of Mark.
Take time to turn down a meal daily (fasting and praying).
Don’t buy anything that you don’t need.
Give gossiping up.
Say nice things to your family members.
Do not complain.
Replace 30 minutes of TV with 30 minutes devotion and prayer time with Lord.
What will you Give up for Lent?
Your bother in Christ,
Rev. Michael D. Jenkins
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