Our Lenten Journey to the cross with Christ, begins Ash Wednesday, February 10.  During this season of quiet reflection and repentance, you’re invited to join us for worship on Sundays and Wednesday evenings.

Living Lent as People of the Resurrection is the theme for Lent and Holy Week this year.  On Ash Wednesdays and Sunday mornings, we’ll focus on a word to consider while living Lent as Easter people—people who can see Lent through the lens of the empty tomb. Each service helps us see that we are always alive in Christ, who died and was raised.  The February service theme are:

Ash Wednesday, February 10  7 pm–Ponder • Luke 5:27-32 • Lent is a time to ponder our relationship with God and with one another, to discover the love of God seen in the cross and empty tomb.  Communion will be celebrated and the Imposition of Ashes will be offered during this time of worship

Sunday, February 14 — Purpose • Luke 19:1-10 • This season is a time to find God’s purpose for our lives, fulfilled in our redemption by Jesus, who seeks and saves the lost and gives us new life.

Sunday, February 21 — People • John 10:14-18 • We are called to be among people in this world. People matter to God; he sent Jesus to save them. People should matter to us; we are sent to love them.

Sunday, February 28 — Proclaim • 1 Peter 2:9-10 • To proclaim the story of Christ is to paint a picture of the God who seeks and embraces us. Our proclamation of the Savior brings faith to life.

Jesus’ Final Words from the Cross will guide our worship time together on Wednesday evenings in the weeks following Ash Wednesday.  An Adam Hamilton video will once again help us consider Jesus’ powerful and meaningful words as he hung on the cross at Golgotha.  These seven “final words” teach us much about Jesus, his Father and ourselves.

We’ll worship together in Fellowship Hall at 7 pm. beginning February 17.   Please join us for supper, as well, immediately preceding worship, beginning at 6 pm.

Join Us for Supper!

Wednesday evenings during Lent will find us enjoying supper in Fellowship Hall, beginning at 6 pm.  Please join us, beginning Ash Wednesday, and every Wednesday preceding mid-week services, for a delicious meal and great fellowship.

 

Devotionals Available for Use on Lenten Journey

To help guide your thoughts and prayers during Lent, the following devotionals will be available for your use.

Living Lent As People of the Resurrection is the companion devotional to the Sunday worship services.  These daily devotions by Rich Bimler remind us that Lent is a time to ponder and proclaim the fact that after every Good Friday in our lives, there is always an Easter, because Christ has risen. As people of the Resurrection, we already know how it all turns out, so that makes “living Lent” a different experience for us as we retrace Christ’s steps to the cross during this holy season, fully aware that Easter has already come to pass.

Lent Is Trending is a booklet for High School age youth.  “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” “Rejoice in the Lord always.” “He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Paul’s letter to the Philippians is filled with verse after verse of these tweet-ready encouragements, perfect for our Lenten journey. And the message of Christ’s humility, forgiveness and love is just as poignant, trendy and viral today as it was for those earliest Christians. Action prompts and journaling exercises are provided with these brief devotions.  They’ll be handed out to the youth and their families.

Were You There? is a devotional booklet and mobile for the children of the congregation.   In the booklet, they ask, “If you could meet the people who witnessed Jesus in Jerusalem in the days leading up to Easter, what questions would you ask them? What did they see? What part did they play in Jesus’ Passion?”   Through questions posed to the biblical characters that witnessed Holy Week, children will get a firsthand account of Jesus’ journey to the cross and the open tomb of Easter. Daily prayers for families are included.  These devotionals will be handed out during KFC.