To the People of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, and to the ends of the earth, Fulfilling our charge to “To guard, transmit, teach, and proclaim … the apostolic faith as it is expressed in Scripture and tradition, and … to interpret that faith evangelically and prophetically” (BOD, 2016, ¶ 414.3), the bishops in the Western Jurisdiction will offer messages of faith each week of Lent, with the prayer that God will strengthen the Church for its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The final three letters of this series are:
- Lenten Letter #8: The Only Worthy Response, by Bishop Minerva Carcaño for Maundy Thursday
- Lenten Letter #9: A Path to a Violent Death, by Bishop Bob Hoshibata for Good Friday
- Lenten Letter #10: The Only Answer is God, by Bishop Grant Hagiya for Easter
Visit the Western Jurisdiction website to read the Holy Week messages.