The Season of Lent

Ash Wednesday – March 1, 2017, 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
Join as we begin Lent with worship and the imposition of ashes. This traditional service for the first day of Lent calls us to remember our humanity and to return to God.

Sunday Mornings – March 5 – April 9
Our Sunday morning worship will focus on ‘A Way to Live Together,’ focusing on our Membership Vows as a Rule of Life – the way we agree to live together as a congregation. We commit ourselves to supporting one another through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness. Are these just old and mostly meaningless words or could the Holy Spirit use this pattern of life to shape us into an ever-more faithful community?

Sunday Evenings – “Making Your Faith: How to Form a Life of Meaning and Depth”
Simple Meal at 5:00
Conversation 5:45-7:00
Childcare provided from 5:30-7:00

We want a life to have meaning and depth. We want purpose. We want to live in a deep relationship with God and with others. So why does it seem so hard to do all this?
As followers of the Way of Jesus, we inherit a ‘tool chest’ of life patterns and practices that can help us live more fully, more deeply, more lovingly. But if we don’t know how to utilize those tools (or don’t even know what those tools are!) they aren’t very useful.
During this season of Lent, we’ll gather on Sunday evenings to explore some of the tools in our spiritual toolbox. Some of these tools are for individual use, some work well in a family-with-children setting, and some will work well in community. All of them are valuable ways to make a life of meaning and purpose.

Holy Week – April 9-April 15
Holy Week is the final week of Lent and follows the final days of Jesus’ life, through his crucifixion and burial. We’ll begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday (April 9), gather for Maundy Thursday (April 13, 7:00) and Good Friday (April 14, 7:00). Final details of these special worship services are being planned – watch the bulletins, the Spire and the website!

Easter Sunday, April 16th 9:00am – Easter worship service
10:00am – Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt
11:00am – Easter Worship service