On Faith and Dying: A Lenten Series with Our ELCA Crow River Conference Ministry Partners
“Let this cup pass from me…but thy will be done.”
When Jesus was confronted with his death in the garden of Gethsemane, he prayed for a long time. His prayer was twofold: On the one hand he asked his heavenly Father to take this cup if it was possible. On the other he accepted his own death knowing that it would bring about the salvation of the world. Christians have a complicated relationship with death. Paul says, “For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.” With the death of nearly a half-million people to COVID-19 in the U.S. we have a gained a greater awareness of death. This Lent we present scriptures and stories from Christians who confronted the complexities of death and mortality. We know that death will be a part of our future, we also know that in Christ we will never have to face it alone.
“Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence.”
This past year the question of how we live and how we die has been brought into greater focus for us. As followers of Christ, how do we respond to death in our lives? This Lent, our round robin series “On Faith and Dying” shares experiences of local Christians and how their faith sustains them in the valley of the shadow of death. By sharing their accounts, they teach us to face death with faith and hope.
Join us on Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 beginning February 24, 2021. Worship will be available in-person at Trinity, live on KLFD radio & Facebook, and later on cable access TV in Litchfield & Atwater. Worship will include Holden Evening Prayer and storytelling from our friends and neighbors.
Pastor Megan finds that she rarely has all the right answers, but tries to help her community ask better questions.