A Confessional Community

Pastor Chris Seay invites us to participate in the kind of disruption that can lead us toward healthy change in this Lenten season. In preparation for Easter, we remember the words of the Prophet Isaiah, who reminds us that God is preparing something new. A way through the desert. How is God prompting you to examine and alter your rhythms through these sacred weeks?


Isaiah 43:19

2 Corinthians 8:10-15

Isaiah 58:6-8

"Nothing is so inconsistent with the life of any Christian as overindulgence."

- The Rule of Benedict

Reflection & Practice

The season of Lent is an invitation to enter into rhythms of silence, solitude, and stillness; to look inward with honesty and acknowledge our need to confess. These are 40 valuable days to disrupt habits that have kept us from living into the fullness of who God has created and called us to be.

Take some time to join us in this podcast resource for pause and reflection: https://ecclesiahouston.org/liturgy/2019/3/6/lent-silence

Pastor Chris shared many practical suggestions that you may choose to take on:

  1. Eat simply; as the poor

  2. Daily prayer & Communion for breakfast

  3. Embrace silence in the car

  4. Give up unnecessary shopping

  5. Read Gospel of John twice & “Preparing for Easter

  6. Drink only water

  7. Delete non-essential apps from your phone

  8. Take a daily prayer walk

  9. Give up all fried foods & processed foods

  10. Take on a daily practice of giving something meaningful to a friend/stranger

Worship Set

Awake My Soul

Come Thou Fount

Nothing But The Blood

I Surrender All

Slow Me Down

May You Find A Light