Looking Toward Lent

Lent is a season when the church focuses on our faith journey and the continual process of transformation and conversion for everyone. It's grounded in and modeled after the forty days Jesus spent in the desert, tempted by the devil. As people of faith, we lay aside those practices and material goods that lead us into temptation, and we take up the full armor of God - including scripture, prayer, and worship. In addition, we gather with the whole Christian community as it practices its participation in the death of Christ. These Lenten disciplines are practiced so that we might know the power of the resurrection with Christ. Over the course of these coming weeks, we'll have worship opportunities that will illustrate how the encounters between Jesus and others in scripture are very much like how any of us, all of us, still encounter Jesus today.

On February 10, two Ash Wednesday worship opportunities will be held - 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. We will continue to gather for mid-week Lenten services each Wednesday at these times. Beginning February 17, the 11:00 a.m. service will focus on the theme "Open My Life, Lord," followed by a brown bag lunch. Bring your own simple lunch as we share in table fellowship with others. At the 6:30 p.m. services, we'll be using the Holden Evening Prayer and enjoy dramatic portrayals of characters who tell the story of the Passion of Christ. Make mid-week worship one of your Lenten disciplines! Please note the following worship schedule:

Mid-week Lenten Services:

(Wednesdays, Feb 17, 24, & March 2, 9, 16)
Open My Life, Lord - 11:00 a.m. - Followed by Brown Bag Lunch

Holden Evening Prayer & Dramatic Portrayals
Community Meal - 5:00 p.m., Faith Formation - 5:50 p.m., LentenWorship - 6:30 p.m.

Holy Week:
Mar. 24 Maundy Thursday 11:00 a.m.
TBD Seder Service and First Communion

Mar. 25 Good Friday 11:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.