Lent is a special time of year - a time when we focus in on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which is central to our faith.
It seems appropriate, then, that we should recall and sing together the songs and hymns that have been most important in our Christian lives.
Over the next few weeks, I'd like to invite you to suggest favorite songs and hymns we can include in our Lenten services. Just write me a brief email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write a note and drop it into the Church office, with two or three lines explaining why the song or hymn is particularly special to you.
It will be special to us as we remember - and it will be special to those around, from oldest to youngest, as we share the expressions of faith that have meant most to us over the years. Students will be delighted to hear why a particular song is special to someone in Silver Liners; Parents will be thrilled to hear what a hymn means to their child.
I hope you will encourage and remind one another to participate in this celebration of our faith; feel free to talk to me about this idea, and suggest other ways in which we can enhance our worship, as we go deeper in Christ and further in mission together.