Pastor's Notebook: Introducing our Lenten Worship Series - Wilderness

Wilder • ness
“state of the wild”

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. Here's how you can connect at various points along the way:

  • Join us for Sunday morning worship at 10 am in-person and online at, on our YouTube channel (@cdaumc), or on our phone and television apps.- Participate in our all-church Lenten study, Walking in the Wilderness: Wednesdays at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm, and Thursdays at 9 am.- Use our Lenten devotional to guide your quiet time with God. Ask us to mail you a copy or pick one up at the church.
  • Join us for Messy Church on March 5 at 4 pm as we explore what it means to be redeemed.
  • Collect coins during Lent to support our Community Benevolence Fund. Ask us to mail you a Coins for Lent calendar or pick one up at the church.
  • Join us for one of our Holy Week services: Palm Sunday at 10 am, Good Friday at 6 pm, and Easter Sunday at 10 am.

However you choose to observe this season, may the wild Spirit of God journey with you.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Amanda

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