Greetings and salutations from your Church Administrator!
Andy has been gracious enough to share this space with me as he travels with his family for the next couple of days.
What an interesting time of year to begin a journey of work with Hanover! Lent has begun, a time of slowing down and reflecting on our lives. Simultaneously, we’re gearing up for the busy Spring season. As we witness the awakening of nature after its winter’s rest, we experience an increase in activity within our church walls. In the next eight weeks we will host Holy Week and Easter, the Congregational Celebration, the Bee Good to Creation Carnival, the Deacon’s Luncheon, and the Super Sale. I’m sure the weeks and days will fly by!
Last night, I attended this year’s first Lenten Soup Dinner and Taize service led by our Minister of Music, Twyla Evitts. There is something so powerful in taking 30 minutes during this period that has so much “hustle and bustle” to pause, sit, sing, and pray while surrounded by the soothing light of candles. If you’re able to, I encourage you to join us on Wednesday evenings for both the fellowship of the soup dinner and the experience of a Taize service.
In the meantime, we have a great Sunday morning lineup this week. Our Commissioned Ruling Elder Tim Arnold will lead us in worship with a message titled, “Going in the Dark to Seek the Light.” After worship, the Brown Bag Book Group will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Flight Behavior. All are welcome to the discussion, regardless of having read the book or not.
Enjoy the rest of your week and we’ll see you on Sunday!
In peace and fellowship,
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