On Sunday, February 26, Spirit of Life Lutheran Church celebrated 30 years of ministry. Many memories, kind words, and songs and prayers were shared. A few tears were shed, too. Bonnie Ruehs-Lutz, Alicia Wells, Trevor Boe, Ed Higgins, and Bishop Richard Jaech shared stories. Rebecca Brown wrote an original song that includes the line: "Stack the chairs!" Brilliant.
Ash Wednesday service will be held on Wednesday, February 22, at 7 pm in the sanctuary. Please plan to join your friends at Spirit of Life for this special service as we enter the Lenten season and prepare in 40 days to celebrate the joy of Easter.
Each Sunday throughout Lent our worship services will be centered around the theme of Seeking:Honest Questions for Deeper Faith. We will study the questions of scripture: Is this the fast I chose? Who will you listen to? How do we begin again? Will you give me a drink? Who sinned? Can these bones live? Where are you headed? Will you wash my feet? Why have you forsaken me? And finally on Easter: Who are you looking for? These questions and your questions will be heard and respected. Please bring your open hearts and questions to Spirit of Life as we move through Lent together.
Each Wednesday beginning March 1, we will enjoy soup, fellowship, and a short, meaningful time of worship with the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy. These gatherings start around 6 as we come together to eat first (about 6:30 pm) and then move into worship. They are informal and family style.
For more than 30 years, Spirit of Life has been spreading the Good News of Christ in South Kitsap County. This year we celebrate the church's official acceptance as a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Spirit of Life became an ELCA congregation on February 28, 1993. Pastor George Larson was the mission developer pastor who helped, with many charter members, establish this congregation, the childcare center, and the food bank.
On Sunday, February 26, we will celebrate this anniversary with a special program, fun treats, songs, stories, and fellowship. You are invited! Please invite friends and family who have been part of Spirit of Life over the years. The event will be held from 2 to 4 pm in the church sanctuary.
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