Interim Senior Pastor Paul Svingen shares some reflections on Lent at OSL


Flock of birds photo by Rowan Heuvel

The Lenten Season
at Our Savior’s

In this year 2024 we look forward to our congregation-wide walk with Jesus to his Cross of Glory. We begin our walk of listening, praying, and caring for each other with our worship services on February 14, Ash Wednesday. The midweek worship theme will center around weekly dramas of what might have been five different conversations between significant personalities of the Passion Story of Jesus.

Under the theme Overheard: Conversations by the Cross, on each of the five Wednesdays in Lent, beginning February 21, we will hear what might have been the real-life conversations of persons involved in the Holy Week drama that was the actual life experience of Jesus and his disciples. The conversations are:

• February 21 — Barabbas and Caiaphas
• February 28 — Pilate and his Wife
• March 6 — Simon and the Centurion
• March 13 — The Two Thieves
• March 20 — Mary and John

Our midweek Wednesday services will be held in the Sanctuary and begin at 6:40 p.m., concluding by 7:15. A light soup and bread supper will be offered in The Gathering Place prior to the service. You are invited to participate not only by attending but also by donating a loaf of bread to be served at the suppers. Homemade or bakery, your choice. Bring the bread to The Gathering Place kitchen; if you’re bringing bread before Wednesday evening, feel free to leave it with the Church Office.

As we enter this important holy season, remember to keep Our Savior’s in its interim journey also in your daily prayers. In a very real way, the Lenten Season mirrors the time and spiritual work of the interim period.

Grace and Peace,
Pr. Paul