The church observes a special season of spiritual discipline and reflection in the 40 days leading up to Easter. We call this season Lent. Lent is a time to remember the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus. It is a time for sober reflection and repentance.
Many Christians observe Lent with practices that include fasting from certain foods, “giving up” certain activities, or adding new disciplines of prayer and worship to their life. We mark the season at church with a few different worship opportunities.
- March 1 – Ash Wednesday worship. A service of communion and imposition of ashes to remind ourselves of our mortality and need for repentance. 6:30pm in the sanctuary.
- March 8th, 15th, and 29th – Lenten prayer services. Brief gatherings of simple music, scripture, and prayer exercises. 6:30-6:45pm in the sanctuary.
- April 9th – Palm Sunday Passion Play. A reader’s theater presentation of the final week of Christ’s life. Worship at 8:45am and 11am.
- April 13th – Maundy Thursday. This year we observe the night Jesus was betrayed by first having a dinner in the tradition of Passover, followed by communion. 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.
- April 14th – Good Friday. A “Tenebrae” service of candlelight, shadow, music, and scripture to remember the crucifixion of Jesus. 7pm in the Sanctuary.