The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

Lent, Day 10

Jeff Fowler shared this with the Chancel Choir in his newsletter about the history of Lent and the practice of Lent today.  Enjoy! When Does Lent End? We always talk about Lent being forty days, but it is unclear how that plays out on the calendar.  There is little agreement on the matter. Each Christian tradition seems to have its own way of figuring it.  In some cases the number 40 is considered an approximation. If you begin counting on Ash Wednesday and exclude Sundays,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 0 comments
Share |

Lent, Day 9

I've been on a big Brene Brown kick for a while now, and came across this quote by her this week that seems to also fit with Lent. During this season, we spend some time talking about suffering, both the suffering of Christ on the cross as well as the ways we suffer as humans.  It's not an easy or fun topic for sure, but one that is real and true.  I like this quote so much because it affirms the presence of God in the midst of the real and true suffering.  Being a follower... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, February 27, 2015 | 0 comments
Share |

Lent, Day 8

Casey used this quote in his sermon on Sunday, but I thought it was worth hearing again. We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative. A person is great not by the ferocity of his hatred of evil, but by the intensity of his love for God. Asceticism and mortification are not the ends of a Christian life; they are only the means. The... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Share |

Lent, Day 7

We are a week into Lent and hope that you are feeling God's presence with you.  Join us this evening at 6pm for dinner and 7pm for classes designed to strengthen your connection to God and to this community of faith.   A friend passed this along from a devotional she is using this Lent.  It comes from the book,   The Ignatian Workout for Lent by Tim Muldoon. "Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Share |

Lent, Day 6

We hope you'll visit the blog each day for a little thought, poem, prayer or image to be with you during this season of Lent.  So often we consider Lent to be somber or sad.  I liked this author's take on it:   "Lent is a call to weep for what we could have been and are not. Lent is the grace to grieve for what we should have done and did not. Lent is the opportunity to change what we ought to change but have not. Lent is not about penance. Lent is about becoming, doing and... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Share |

Lent, Day 5

Lent is often a time when people give up something to help them be mindful of God's action in the world or the sacrifice Christ made for humanity.  Some folks give up chocolate or texting during dinner.  Perhaps you saw this image on Facebook recently.  I thought it had an interesting take on things God may be inviting us to give up.   It was created by a Lutheran Church in New Jersey.  For more explanation of this list or to sign up for their email devotions, ... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Share |