Dear FCC family,
This season of Lent has been one fraught with anxiety, stress and uncertainty for many around the world due to the Covid-19 situation. There have been changes made at work, changes to social gatherings and interactions, travel restrictions and much more. Churches have had to figure out how best to help worshippers continue to participate in worship services and church life, while holding in high priority the health and safety of their members.
I wonder what centers and anchors you in times like these? For me, it is the everlasting nature of God as expressed in Psalm 90:1-2:
Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!
Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from beginning to end, you are God.
I pray that especially in these times, we will continue to make God our home and recognise that God is present with us from the beginning to the end.
For those who may have missed our first two sermons for Lent, you can find the audio and video options here: https://freecomchurch.org/sermons/
I would also like to share some of the reflection questions from the past two weeks.
Lent & Forgiveness
- Is there something that you need to ask God for forgiveness?
- What are the ways you can find your path back to God?
- Is there someone that has hurt you and you are struggling to forgive?
- What is preventing you from forgiving that person?
- Is there something you have done, or left undone, that you need to forgive yourself?
- What is preventing you from forgiving yourself?
- What do you think God is prompting you to do now?
Lent & Letting In
- What has been difficult for you to let in during this season of your life?
- What is God inviting you to let in during this season of Lent? Joy, healing, uncertainty, discomfort, faith, forgiveness, reconciliation, a spiritual awakening?
- What is the spiritual awakening God might be birthing in you this season of Lent?
We look forward to worshipping with you in person or online this Sunday. Please continue to practise social responsibility and do stay home if you are not feeling well.
May God’s Spirit continue to unite our hearts and help us stay connected, no matter where we may be.