Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple: Our 2019 Lenten Study will be Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple, by Adam Hamilton. Simon Peter left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. He was poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears. Can this be the same man? That’s the point of this study. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10am in the Memorial Parlor beginning on March 13. The study is both video and print based. Copies of Adam Hamilton’s new book will be available on Sunday morning starting March 3. See Rev. Holmes for your copy! Plan to join us for this journey into the life and ministry of Simon Peter.

Awakening to God’s Beauty: Awakening to God’s Beauty is the Presbyterians Today 2019 Lenten Devotional. Each Sunday, we’ll be invited to practice the spiritual discipline of visio divina, which means “divine seeing.” To do so, we’ll view and meditate upon the beautiful photographs of Krin Van Tatenhove, author and photographer. During the week, our journey to Easter continues with reflections on God’s handiwork and beauty as told in the Psalms and reflected upon by Krin Van Tatenhove. Copies of Awakening to God’s Beauty will be made available to all family units and individual members of the Bethany congregation. They will be available on Sunday morning from our ushers or during the week on the tables in the Narthex and the Welcome Center. This will be a wonder-filled opportunity for our faith community to journey to Jerusalem together!