So, we enter the season of Lent once again. When I was growing up, this season consisted of no more than pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. However, these days it has taken on more significance for me. The forty days running up to Easter are a genuine time for reflection and realignment. It is also a time fo preparation – as this period was a time for Jesus to prepare for his earthly ministry, so it is a time for us to prepare for what God has ahead for us. I have suggested that we pray concerning the growth of the church and for wisdom for the leadership team to facilitate that. In reality, growth is dependent on all of us as we seek to be a welcoming and witnessing community together in this place. Please take time to pray during this period concerning the future, that we may be available for God to do what he wants to in us and through us as we move forward.