Wednesdays During Lent
February 14 - March 21, 2018
10:15-11:15am Adult Lent Experience (in Fellowship Hall)
11:30-11:55am Worship: Service of the Word
4:45-5:00pm All-Ages Opening (Worship Space)
5:00-5:30pm All-Ages Lent Experience (Worship Space)
6:30-7:00pm Worship: Holden Evening Prayer
7:00-8:00pm Adult Lent Experience (Fellowship Hall)
Jesus Comes to:
Die for Us
We welcome you to experience Lent with us this year. The structure is different from last year in that there is no book to read, nothing to prepare, just come. Come as you are! There are six sessions - please attend as many as you are able! Everyone is invited to participate in this time of spiritual growth, fellowship and prayer. Our theme explores how Jesus challenges us to put God first in our lives, confronts us with the power of Jesus's grace and mercy, and shows us how Jesus died for us and how his death gives us power and purpose in our lives.
All are invited to sign-up for one of the Lent Experiences described below:
All Ages Lent Experience: Wednesdays Opening and Songs at 4:45; Experience begins at 5:00pm
You may wonder - who is "All Ages?" That means ANY member of the congregation can participate: an individual, a couple, or a family with children. This is a time of intergenerational faith learning and growing together. There is no child care or separate children's programming - we want children to be with you! And make noise. And fidget. And we want other adults who are not their parents to love them and mentor them. And we want adults who have never had young children or haven't had them in a long time to be able to experience the joy and wonder of the questions children will ask. We will experience Lent together! Since we want to be welcoming to our youngest members, the all ages time is a bit shorter than the "adult" sessions. The material is the same, just a condensed version.
Adult Lent Experience: Wednesdays at 10:15am & 7:00pm
Adults will gather in the Fellowship Hall for a large group teaching time led by Pastors Katie and Blake and then break into table groups for discussion and prayer. Each week will feature a reflection on the theme in a variety of ways - so that all will find something that connects with them.This is for adults and older youth who want to have a somewhat less fidgety experience than the All Ages experience, and who can take the time to go a bit deeper.
In the Gathering Space no later than February 11
Call or email the church office: 238-7119 firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, each Wednesday will include two options for worship and two options to participate in a meal. Make it your Lenten commitment to join in all three activities each Wednesday!
Wednesday Lent Meals
Lunch at 12:00pm; Dinner served from 5:15-6:15pm
February 14 - March 21
These simple meals are a wonderful opportunity to connect with others. They are scheduled to allow ease of participation in the Lent All Ages or Adult Experience and worship.
Wednesday Lent Worship
11:30am and 6:30pm
February 14 - March 21
The morning worship includes readings, prayer and hymns. The evening worship uses Holden Evening Prayer, a beautiful sung liturgy that is a favorite of many.