Mid-week Lent 2020

2020 Mid-week Lenten Theme – “In the Wilderness”

Mid-week Lenten Worship and speakers has been cancelled. Yet, this journey shaped by the COVID-19 virus is as an invitation to think even more deeply about what “in the wilderness” looks like for each of us as we support our families and community. Please help us continue to reach our lenten project goal and especially to support our St. Peter’s school as they will be closed for at least the next couple of weeks alongside public school. CLICK HERE to donate to both the lenten projects and our school online. And, let us know how we can support you as you walk in the wilderness we are all jourenying through together.

 Lent begins in the wilderness. The Spirit guides Jesus into the wilderness where he comes face to face with temptation and struggle. Yet, in his forty days of fasting, resisting, and wandering, Jesus is shaped and formed for his ministry. Similarly, through the wilderness of Lent, we are invited to surrender to the wild leadings of the Spirit. We rarely enter the wilderness willingly, but hopefully through our wandering we remember who we are and whose we are. The wilderness can become sacred even if it remains dangerous. There is no wilderness space too harsh or threatening for God’s love. This Lent, we welcome you to the journey. 

2020 Sermon Series

February 26 – A Wild & Dusty Love 

March 4 – Healing in the Wilderness – Curtis/Sara Allerkamp  – Mision de Candelilla – mdcmexico.org

March 11 – Dwelling in the Wilderness – Pastor Vanicek

CANCELLED – March 18 – Transformation in the Wilderness – Helen Kobak – Joseph’s Hammer – josephshammer.org. You can watch our online worship by CLICKING HERE.

CANCELLED – March 25 – Living in the Wilderness Evan Moilan – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services – lirs.org. You can watch our online worship by CLICKING HERE.

TBD – April 1 – God in the Wilderness – Pastor Vanicek

 TRANSFORMATION in the wilderness – Joseph’s Hammer is a project to build a worship center at the Halbert women’s prison in Burnet, TX to provide space for faith-based classes and daily activities.  The goal is to give women the opportunity to grow in faith, find internal peace and transform their lives.  The project goal is to raise $1.1Million.  40% of our mid-week lenten offering goes to support this area project.

 LIVING in the wilderness – According to unhrc.org, there are currently 26 million international refugee across our world.  LIRS is one of the 9 resettlement agencies that the US has chosen to partner with to help resettle people displaced from their homelands by violence and war who have received United Nations “refugee” status.  LIRS is the recipient of our June 5-7 Southwestern Texas Synod Assembly.  20% of our mid-week lenten offering goes towards our assembly offering.

St. Peter’s Blessing Pantry

 HEALING in the wilderness – Wilderness is in our community.  Healing is part of what our church budget goes towards, through our Alms Fund which helps those asking for assistant, to make space for ministries like St. Peter’s Blessings / our Snip-it’s Quilters, and to hire staff who walk with people through wilderness times.  40% of our mid-week lenten offering goes to support the ongoing ministry of St. Peter’s.

This year, our Lenten Offering focuses on being IN THE WILDERNESS – for our world, our area, and our congregational ministries, all revealing how God is in the wilderness with us.  Our Council has set a WILDERNESS goal of $10,000for our lenten offering.  Your gifts will aid in supporting ministry locally through St. Peter’s, synodically and world-wide through LIRS, and across Burnet County through Joseph’s Hammer.