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Pastor Susan's Notes


To Try Something Different for Lent!

*Are you “wishy-washy” when you try to explain who Jesus is?

*Do you pine for the church sanctuary of your youth? If you did not “grow up in the faith,” so to speak, how does our church sanctuary make you feel?

*Does Jesus hold fast to, or try to break, cultural systems?

*What does it mean to see an empty cross... or Jesus on it?

*What does Jesus want from me? Or is anything really required?

We all have questions and ponderings about what we believe and why. So do the writers of the short meditations in The Jesus Diaries: Who Jesus Is To Me. I will assure you, and those who have had book or Bible studies at IUCC would concur, I do not have answers to all of life’s questions! Each of us has doubt, different levels of belief or disbelief, and search for explanations for why things happen the way they do. I invite you to pick up the book from the church office and read the meditations for the Wednesday gatherings. There is no pressure to ‘share’ your thoughts or feelings. We’re all just trying to explore our relationship with the One who is the reason for our faith.

I challenge you. Try Something Different for Lent: The Jesus Diaries.

I always learn something new.

See you in church... and on Wednesday nights during Lent.

Pastor Susan

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