Through the Lenten season, we have invited people from St. Mark’s to share some of their thoughts and life experiences based on the scriptures through the season. This will be happening on Wednesday nights at our Zoom small groups, and then we will have a small group discussion based on what was shared and the ELCA Lent study guide on world hunger. Come contemplate Lent together with us! All are welcome, and you can look for an email with the zoom link or reach out to me if you are not receiving those!
As the world has reeled from the effects of a deadly pandemic, we have seen the number of hungry people around the world rise, watched as food pantries and soup kitchens expanded to serve an ever-growing number of guests, and longed together for the time when we “will hunger no more, and thirst no more ... and God will wipe away every tear from [our] eyes” (Revelation 7:16-17). This very yearning is at the heart of who we are as church together. Yet our longing has never led to inertia or despair, despite the discouraging forecasts. We are an Easter people, ever journeying toward the cross but trusting in faith that God’s story does not end on that hill