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Confused about Lent? (plus: coming up in March)

Dear Trinity,

We're halfway through our Lenten journey toward Easter. How is it going? Maybe it's your first time going through Lent and you feel lost. Or maybe you've been around the block a few times, but it's not quite clicking yet.

To get help understanding the roots of Lent (and the reason for it), I encourage you to read Julie's article called "Love in the Desert of Lent." In this piece, she writes that "although we often think of Lent as a time of strict discipline and self-denial, it requires something much more: a deep understanding of our belovedness.

"In the desert of Lent, "we’re better able to hear the simplicity and power of the gospel message: We are loved by God and loved to the death."

Be encouraged! And let's keep walking together...

Reminder: 3 LENTEN WAYS to Walk and Pray in Community . . .

  • Morning Prayer: Wednesday mornings at 7:15am, the church will be open for those who want to join as a community in the Lenten Prayer Liturgy. Copies of the liturgy are available at church.

  • Backyard Pilgrim for Men: Fr. Matt is leading a 6-week group for men (Sundays, 5-6pm), walking through his book "Backyard Pilgrim"

  • Midrash & Prayer: Our weekly Midrash & Prayer is on Wednesdays at 7pm


Reminder: Daylights Savings is This Sunday

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend!  Although we lose an hour of sleep, we gain an hour of sunlight in the evening so it's definitely something to look forward to!


Spring Garden Cleanup

Saturday, March 16 @ 9-11am

All are invited to come and get the church gardens spruced up for spring.  Don't have a green thumb?  That's totally fine!  There will be jobs for everyone from master gardener to families with kids.  Please bring pruners, weeding tools, rakes, and gloves.  There will be drinks and snacks provided.

E-mail Kay Andreini at with any questions


Love Talks: Reauthoring the Sexual Autobiography for Women of Faith

Friday, March 22 @ 6:30pm

If you have joined Pastor Matt for one of the two Love Talks he’s given recently, then you’ve caught a glimpse of how you might lay down some thoughtful, playful, and gradual stepping stones for your kids to understand the beautiful mystery of sex.  And the more comfortable and confident we can approach these conversations, the better. Kids are, after all, very perceptive to our discomfort!

But many of us carry some wounds regarding our sexuality—from harmful interactions, from unhelpful messages, from mistakes made, and/or from the silence of those who raised us.  We may find it difficult to talk or even think about our story of sexuality unfolding, because it brings up painful feelings like shame, fear, regret, and confusion. And the consequence to our relationships with our kids, spouse, body, and our Creator by way of our avoidance or reactivity, are very real. 

But there is hope!  Thinking about your story is the first step. That’s what you’ll do with me on March 22nd, if you choose to come. Talking about your story is the next step, and I hope that flows out into your relationships after our evening together.

Women, whether you have a car full of kids or no kids at all, you’re married, you’re single, you’re young, you’re not so young, this conversation is for you!  And men, you are welcome to come join us too. You will likely learn some things that will help you understand and love the women in your lives. 

In hopeful anticipation of all things being made new (especially sexuality), 

Natalie Eggers


Holy Week

  • Palm Sunday March 24 (8:30am & 9:45am service)

  • Evensong March 24 @ 6pm

  • Good Friday March 29 (7pm service)

  • Easter Sunday March 31 (8:30am & 9:45am service)


Bulletin Board

If you have a personal need (like a job, or housing, etc.), an event you’d like to promote, or something you’d like our church body to be aware of, you can email for us to review before posting.

  • Ingalls Creek's Aging Well Retreat will be held on April 19-22.  This retreat is a place to offer points of connection around the realities of physical, mental, and emotional health as we age so that we might all find flourishing in this Third Third season of life.  Register here or download the PDF registration form to mail in.


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