John Knox is a place where anyone can experience and share the love of God, the peace of Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
We are a faith community that values your thoughts and questions. Come as you are today and grow with us in faith and discipleship. We welcome all to the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, which is usually celebrated monthly.
We invite you to stay for fellowship after worship, where refreshments are served and friendships are made and nurtured.
Fat Tuesday is over, and Lent has begun. Many of us were brought up to think of Lent as a time of self-denial where we had to give up something like chocolate or rich desserts, or going to movies, etc. But that can miss the point of Lent--which is supposed to be a special time where we do things that draw us closer to God and prepares us to celebrate a more meaningful Easter. So, what would it take to help you prepare to celebrate a better Easter through a holy Lent? Your Lenten practice should be different from your usual spiritual practices—that is what makes it special. Whether you are denying yourself some pleasure or taking on a special way of acting toward others, remember that your Lenten practice should draw you closer to God.
One of the best things about Lent is that it gives us time to recall the Easter story and absorb its meaning. Yes, Christ lived and died to redeem the world from sin. And because of Christ’s death and Resurrection, our lives can be renewed, and we can renounce sin and live for God.
I’ll be with you on our journey of faith toward Easter.
The Rev. Dr. John Neal
Clerk of Session
Lane Oxley & Rosemary Willhite
John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane N, P O Box 20968, Keizer OR 97307