Pastor's Corner

Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Garments

Unless you have been there it is probably worse than you can imagine. I am speaking of the Mardi Gras. From the distant perspective of Montana, Mardi Gras may seem like a harmless annual Gulf Coast carnival. There is more to the Mardi Gras than beads, and parades and marching jazz bands. The term “Mardi Gras” is French for “Fat Tuesday.” It is a reference to the Tuesday before the season of Lent begins. Ash Wednesday is March 2 this year.

Lent, a forty day, (excluding Sundays), preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus, is a creation of the Chur...


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