To think of Lent only as a time of penance is to do it an injustice. While the traditional practice of “doing something” for Lent is praiseworthy, there is much more to this wonderful season than just additional practices of piety or acts of penance and mortification. In Lent the Church calls us to metanoia.
As a former Greek teacher, I take delight in pointing out that the word metanoia connotes a change of mind and heart, altering one’s mind-set toward whole new ways of thinking and acting. (The Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk)
One of the greatest features about the furniture in the Lutheran Church of Honolulu is its flexibility — everything except the organ is movable! I offer you pictures of the nave as reconfigured for the Season of Lent.
The choir will lead the congregation from behind the altar as the organ will not be used.