Oh, that six letter word! 

Yup, that nasty 6 letter word has entered my vocabulary again and soon I fear, it will appear in yours! 

Look around. You can see it, you can feel it, you can hear it. It's here and not going away!

Change. There, I said it. It's out in the open and I feel better! Just when we are feeling comfy and cozy its time for a change.

The days are getting longer and warmer. Some birds are chirping, kids are outside playing, some folks are doing some gardening and yard clean up. A bit of spring in the air although we know there will be more snow. 

The clergy and music directors have been living with the next church calendar change for several weeks now. Praying, collaborating, and planning all happen weeks before the actual seasonal change. But in less than two weeks, LENT will make its debut. Changes in what you see, what you hear, what you feel are at the doorstep, just waiting for March 1st.  

I hope you will embrace this change in our rhythm of life. Take in the differences in our liturgy, our music and our surroundings. Reflect on what you see and hear. Take advantage of the extra offerings during this season of LENT. The reward will be great.

Mary McIntire