Lent is a season of preparation, proclaimed Dr. Curtis Carroll, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Coushatta. Carroll is leading the church in presenting a series of Lenten Lunches each Wednesday at noon for the community.
Each week a different clergyman from the area brings the message. Wednesday’s speaker was Doug Cain of First Methodist in Natchitoches. Cain served briefly as interim pastor here in Coushatta. His message Wednesday was about our call to serve and he based it upon Isaiah chapter six.
Cain recalled Isaiah’s call from God, the cleansing of his lips by the cherub with the hot coal, and Isaiah’s response, “Here I am, send me.” Cain said, “If you are called by God to do something you will never be happy until you fulfill that call. And sometimes the call involves change. It was a hard word for Isaiah to hear and it is tough for us to hear also.”
Cain concluded, “If we are to accompany Jesus through the season of Lent, we are called to change. That may be a hard thing, that change.”
The speaker next week is Father Nicholas from St. George’s Catholic Church in Coushatta. You are invited to come for a delicious meal and a great message. The Lenten Lunch series is Wednesday at noon at First Methodist Church on Front Street. There is no charge.