At the heart of the Christian faith is our participation in the life, suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ our Lord. The Lenten season is a time to look into the great mystery of the saving work of Christ. It is a time of reflection and remembrance of God’s redemptive acts. Therefore, we have planned extra opportunities for you to participate in the Traditional Lenten Disciplines. We have added opportunities for Worship and Meditation in order to help us to focus on the saving love of God in Jesus Christ.
- Ash Wednesday Service, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. Come start the Lenten Season with the Imposition of Ashes as we focus on sin, confession, repentance, and mortality.
- Prayer Journey, prayer stations will be set up around the church for a personal time of prayer and meditation. A guide will be available at each station to lead you through the journey.
- Sunday, April 14th is Passion/Palm Sunday: Celebrate Christ as Triumphal King as the Adult Choir and Children’s Choir present palms on our Altar.
- Good Friday Service on April 19, we will have a Traditional Service of commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary with Holy Communion and the preached word at 7:00 p.m.
- On Easter Sunday, April 21st, we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death with two traditional services at 8:30 and 11:00.
Another Lenten discipline is Fasting and Abstinence. Many Christians give up certain foods, meals, and activities. Our time usually spent on eating is used for prayer and our hunger pains are a call to prayer. It is also a time to begin new good habits such as regular attendance at church, private devotion, and group Bible studies. When you practice these disciplines over 40 days, it becomes a new good habit, or you can break an old bad habit.
Lastly, Almsgiving: moved by the sacrifice of Christ, many Christians combine almsgiving with fasting, giving to the church the money they saved by eating, drinking, or buying less as they rely more upon God’s abundant grace. We have provided Lenten envelopes for your conveyance of giving. The church would be appreciative of any help you can give us to meet expenses that are projected to be more than our income this year.
Lent is a time when we can search ourselves to observe and experience the meaning of our faith. Come and explore Christ’s passion and bring a friend.
- March 10 The Mouth of Christ (Deuteronomy 8:1-10 Luke 4:1-4)
- March 17 Jesus' lament over Jerusalem and his determination to die in the Holy City of God (Luke 13:31-35)
- March 24 Where was God? (Luke 13:1-5)
- March 31 Unconditional Love Luke (15: 1-3, 11-32)
- April 7 Am I prepared for death? (John 12.1-11)
Palm Sunday April 14 Where Will You be Standing? (Luke 19: 28-40 (38?))
Easter Sunday April 21 What Are You Looking For? (John 20:15)