The invitation to Lent spoken on Ash Wednesday reminds us that we enter this season together “with the whole church” (see the Leaders Edition to Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p. 617). It goes on to state that “we are created for communion with God, to love one another, and to live in harmony with creation.” This year we will be using the devotional book Gathered Into One to ground our lenten journey. 

As we journey through lent, consider this your invitation to join us and be united with us as we celebrate the diversity among us as well as our unity in Christ.