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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing has to be one of my favorite hymns. The lyrics were written by the Baptist minister Robert Robinson when he was only twenty two years old. I think the final stanza speaks the most closely to my own journey of faith:

 

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love

Here's my heart, oh take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above

This spring, we will focus both on those lyrics and the life of Peter,  Jesus’ disciple who personified many of the hymn’s themes. During Lent and the beginning of Eastertide,  we will explore the story of  Peter who, according to our study journal for the series, is “both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.”

We’ll begin that journey on Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 pm during our Ash Wednesday service and we’ll continue those conversations until the second Sunday in Easter, April 7. Learn more about our other special events this season by clicking here.

If you have felt your own heart wandering, I hope that you know that you are in good company. Together, we’ll walk with Peter this season as we seek to follow Jesus and find our hearts sealed once again for the work of Christian community that we share. 

Peace,

Pastor Billy

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