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Pastor Susan's Notes

Chocolate. Soda. Candy. Desserts.

Did I say chocolate?!

So many consider "giving up something for Lent." The Season begins on Ash Wednesday which is February 14th, Valentine's Day. That hasn't happened since 1945! Can the two exist side by side? Can one celebrate Valentine's Day with the mark of ashes on one's forehead?

Some suggest celebrating Valentine's Day on Fat Tuesday! One marketing site suggests: There is one point of connection between these two days - LOVE. Valentine's Day revolves around romantic love... Ash Wednesday is a solemn reminder of Christ's sacrificial love for us. And the author says to have the pastor help weave those together. Well....

When we think about the LOVE Jesus was trying to teach, show, and grow, I believe the day will hold special meaning for all of us. After all, there is enough love to go around.

I'll see you in church,

Pastor Susan

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