Our theme for Lent in 2021 is Draw Near. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” This follows along with our Good Shepherd theme for this year, “Let us go to the House of the Lord.”
About our Lent Theme – Draw Near
We will use the Rev. Charlie Holt’s book, Draw Near as our guide through the season of Lent. Rev. Holt says that sometimes it is tempting to go back to the days when God was not the center of our lives. We all face pressures to drift away from intimacy with Jesus and the community of the church. However, the Lord invites us to pay attention, to move forward, to draw near, and to live lives of worship. Draw Near is a study of the book of Hebrews.
About the Rev. Charlie Holt
Rev. Charlie Holt is the author of the series we studied in 2019 on The Christian Life. He is the director of Hearts Alive and serves as an associate rector of The Church of St. John the Divine in Houston.
About the book, “Draw Near”
Rev. Holt uses the book of Hebrews as a resource for Draw Near. We will use this book in Sunday School, but you may also use it independently at home. It is a six-week study to help you learn to truly and rightly worship the Living God. You will be challenged to strengthen your relationship with God and his people. The book has both a Daily Devotional and a weekly Study Guide.
How to get the book:
The books will be available to you in the Church Office, at our Ash Wednesday services, and at Sunday School for $10.
Weekly Videos on “Draw Near”
Weekly videos are available on biblestudymedia.com and on the Bible Study Media app on your mobile device.
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 17
Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist
Wednesday Evening Lent Services/Speakers
February 24 – March 24
5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Wednesdays in Lent will look a little different this year but will be meaningful and inspirational. We will not have our pot luck suppers. Instead, we will have services at 5:30 p.m. where we will feature a special guest preacher each week speaking on our theme, Draw Near. Guest preachers include Bishop Gary Lillibridge, Rev. Charlie Holt, Bishop Rayford High, and Bishop David Reed.