THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
"Poets and Engineers"
We began our CMC Lent observance this last Wednesday with a traditional service of imposing ashes, making the sign of the cross on our foreheads. Lent is a season of reflection, taking stock of our own lives in light of the kind of life to which Jesus calls us. This year our worship services will give attention to the call that Jesus makes on each of us in particular ways. This is a season to ask of ourselves, to what is Jesus calling me? As part of this series, we will consider the ways that God called people in the scriptures, both in the nature of the call and especially the tasks to which they were called.
This week we remember the call of Isaiah, with focus on the task God gave him, to speak and not be heard. The call of Isaiah (Isaiah chapter 6) is a disturbing text, as if Isaiah is called to futility. But in our utilitarian culture, perhaps this is a word we need. Perhaps the first place to reflect on God’s call to us is not how we can be useful, but how we can be faithful. —Phil Waite
Discernment: Perceiving spiritual direction. The process of understanding God's desire in a particular situation. Wisdom.
Lent is a time set apart to pay attention to God. It is a time to seek spiritual direction, a time for discernment. Click here for a resource for discernment, with questions for individual and group reflection.