A United Methodist Pastor's Theological Reflections

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory (nikos) through our Lord Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 15:57

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday which begins the Season of Lent, a period of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which is designed to draw us closer to Jesus Christ and prepare us for Holy Week and the final days of Jesus' life before his glorious resurrection.

Here are some Lenten opportunities at Faith Community to guide us through this season:

For the Sundays in Lent (March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29) our church will be focusing on “The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.” Each family in our church will be invited to read a Lenten devotional book covering this theme. These daily readings will begin on Sunday, March 1. The books will be available to pick up at the Ash Wednesday service and Sunday, March 1 & 8 before and after services.

  • Ash Wednesday Service, February 25, 7:00 P.M. Service with Imposition of Ashes

  • Lenten 10:00 A.M. Thursday Morning Bible Study, Thursday, February 26 to Thursday, April 16 led by Pastor Robert in Church Parlor (Topic: “Christians at the Cross.”)

  • Palm Sunday, April 5, Morning Worship, (8:30, 9:45, & 11:00)

  • Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7:00 P.M. Service with Holy Communion

  • Good Friday Service, April 10, 12:00 P.M. (This will take the place of the Community Good Friday Prayer Walk which has been canceled this year.)

  • Easter Vigil Worship Service, Saturday, April 11, 7:00 P.M. (Confirmands Join the Church)

  • Easter Worship Celebrations, Sunday Morning, April 12, (8:30, 9:45, & 11:00)

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