The beginning of Lent is only two weeks away. As we approach this holy season, I would like to share with you a new opportunity that will be available, to help us share God’s love with our community.
The cross is the most recognized symbol of Christianity. During Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, many churches have large crosses displayed in their yards, with three different colors that represent the three elements of the season. You might remember that this is something we do each year at Union. This year we would like to offer each church family the opportunity to have their own family cross to place in their yard.
These crosses will be small, “yard crosses,” about the height of a normal yard sign. You will also receive three pieces of fabric – purple, black, and white – to drape your cross at the appropriate time. An instruction sheet and short devotional to accompany the fabric changes will also be provided.
This Sunday morning, a model cross will be available for you to see and there will be a sign-up sheet to indicate your interest. This will help us know how many to make. I am so grateful to the men who are creating the crosses and the women who are preparing the fabric. My hope is that this small cross in your front yard will provide an opportunity for your neighbors to ask questions and for you to share the love of Christ to each of them.
I look forward to seeing you Sunday as we talk about that love – a love without limits.