Preparing for Lent

For our observance of the Lenten season this year, we are creating a devotional to share with all our members and help draw closer together in spirit. We invite anyone who wishes to write a meditation/reflection to contribute to that devotional.

The often-used image for Lent is that of a wilderness; just as Jesus wandered for forty days in his own wilderness. We certainly have been through a wilderness experience these past several months with the virus and separation from each other and our physical church. Through it all, many questions have arisen:  Where have we experienced the wilderness? How did we walk? Who helped us walk? What unexpected things did we find? Where did we see the light? What does our future look like after we come through it?

We want to hear your story. You are welcome to use any of these themes for your meditation or to compose whatever inspiration the Holy Spirit brings to you. Please begin your reflection with a simple phrase from Scripture, a poem or a song. Your reflection may be a drawing (black and white only, please!) and be sure to include a Bible verse as a caption. Please also close with a simple one-line prayer. The format is: Title, quote or scripture, the body of your reflection, and one-line prayer.

  • Please limit your reflection to about 250 words

  • If your mediation is meant for a specific day in the Lenten period, please be sure to let us know.

  • Ash Wednesday is early in 2021 the devotional booklet will be going out in the February Quarterly Mailer

  • Please submit your reflection below no later than January 25, 2021.

Mail To:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
48 Perrin Street
Fairport, NY 14450