The Lenten Series is designed so it can be organized and led by either laity or clergy. It is meant to be a time of listening to God and one another. It is a time for storytelling and reflecting on our stories. It is also meant to be a time of beginning or continuing discernment, both for the person and for your community of faith.
If you are looking for a book to read and reflect on as a group, we recommend his book The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age. It is short and easy to engage, with thought-provoking questions with each chapter. The book explores “how God chooses and calls ordinary people like us into open-ended journeys of learning and discovery. These journeys are not intended merely for our own personal fulfillment but involve connecting with neighbors for the sake of sharing in God’s healing of the world.” It grew out of questions repeatedly raised in his presentation: “What do we do next? What steps do we take? What kinds of practices will help us enter into deeper relationships with our neighbors? How do we learn what it means for us to participate more deeply in God’s life in the neighborhood? How do we carry forward what is best from our past into a new world?” Quotes are from the book.
We hope you will elect to offer one or even both of these options during this time of Lent.
The Rev. David Klutterman, Rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Wausau, has announced plans to retire effective the end of February 2018. He has served St. John since 1996. He previously served St. James, Mosinee, St. Jame, Manitowoc, St. Matthias, Minocqua and St. Mary of the Snows, Eagle River. Read his letter to the congregation here.