Ready or Not… It’s Lent

The Lenten season begins on Wednesday, March 2. 

The schedule for the Service of Imposition of Ashes, and Holy Communion is:  
-Noon at Grace, Johnstown 
-5 PM at St. Luke’s, Amsterdam 

You are cordially invited to whichever time is convenient for you. 

Have you yet thought and / or prayed about how you might observe the 40 days leading to Easter? Lent is a time of preparation, of self-examination, of growth, renewal; and anticipation. 

This season of the Liturgical year gives us insight into the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus. Our acts of fasting, self-denial, increased prayer, meditation, and charitable acts draw us closer to our Savior who died for each of us. 

As you are able, embrace Lent as a time of open heartedness – ready to receive all that God wants to give us as we focus our thoughts on the Creator, Redeemer; Sanctifier. 

I encourage you to intentionally use this time productively to Repent and Believe the Good News for we are assured that Our Redeemer Lives! 

Preparing and Praying with you. 

Pastor Califano 
The Rev. Dr. John A. Califano