GUIDE TO LENT

In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year's income to

some holy use.  For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing

with roughly a tenth of each year's days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan, 

Jesus went off alone into the wilderness, where he spent forty days asking himself the

question what it meant to be Jesus. During Lent,  Christians are supposed to ask one

way or another what it means to be themselves.


     - If you had to bet everything you have on whether there is a God

      or whether there isn't, which side would get your money and why?


     - When you look at your face in the mirror, what do you see in it

      that you most like and what do you see in it that you most deplore?


     - If you had only one last message to leave to the handful of people who

      are most important to you, what would it be in twenty-five words or less?


     - Of all the things you have done in your life, which is the one you would

      most like to undo?  Which is the one that makes you happiest to remember?


     - Is there any person in the world or any cause that, if circumstances

     called for it, you would be willing to die for?


     - If this were the last day of your life, what would you do with it?


To hear yourself try to answer questions like these is to begin to hear something not

only of who you are, but of both what you are becoming and what you are failing to

become. It can be a pretty depressing business all in all, but if sackcloth and ashes

are at the start of it, something like Easter may be at the end.

                                                       - Frederick Buechner  Whistling in the Dark

DAILY LENTEN DEVOTIONS

If we are to set aside more of ourselves for this holy season engaging in daily devotions is a great place to start.  Like a Spiritual Boot Camp, Lent is a season of hard work & preparation. We are preparing to receive the Easter blessing with new eyes and ears. We've prepared a tool to help guide you this Lenten season. 


Sign-up to receive daily devotions throughout the season of LENT

COMING SOON - SIMPLE DINNER PARTIES

Throughout Lent leaders within our community are hosting simple dinner parties.  It's a chance to enjoy some food and holy conversation with fellow Christians.  These no frills dinner parties are also a chance to connect with leaders and get to know a little more about HPC, maybe even meet some new folks or connect with those you don't know very well.   Information on how to sign up will be available soon.