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Lent - the 40 days leading up to Easter are a time to pay close attention to the nudges and prodding of the Holy Spirit in our lives that often come in unexpected ways.

This Lent we will explore Gifts of the Dark Wood, based on the book by the same name by Eric Elnes. It is about “seeing life through new eyes, recognizing that experiences of failure, emptiness, and uncertainty are as critical for finding our way through life as they are unavoidable."

This series of worship, adapted from Worship Design Studio, invites us to explore all the places where we find ourselves–not just the seemingly stable and blessed places, but the ones that feel like utter failure, or the most tenuous at the least. We will see how experiences of life through the “dark wood” are actually clues to our “calling” or “life path.” How can the struggles of life be the seedbed of spiritual awakening to the fullness of life? Come and see. Explore with us.

If you wish to read the book along with the series, great. If not, don’t worry, each worship stands on its own.