This year, our Lenten small group opportunity is a “40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer”. It is a daily devotional with a biblical verse, a few questions to ponder, a psalm fragment, ideas for journal reflections, intercessory prayer thoughts and space for notes. Small groups will meet weekly to help individuals process the various ideas introduced by Bonhoeffer’s works. It is a simple but profound tool that we hope EVERYONE uses in their home, at work or wherever they can make time for such Lent work.
If you aren’t familiar with Bonhoeffer, he was a leading Christian theologian of the 20th century who wrote, “Life Together” and the “Cost of Discipleship”. A Lutheran pastor, he spoke and acted against Hitler and the Nazis in the ‘30s and ‘40s. He worked to end the war, defend the Jews and became involved in a plot to overthrow Hitler. This earned him an execution from the Nazis in 1945 just weeks before the end of the war. His story and how he let his faith guide his actions are a light to us who know our own darkness.
We hope you join a small group this Lenten season in addition to joining us for Wednesday evening worship with Holden Evening worship.