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Lenten Schedule - 2018

Lent is a 40-day period of repentance and renewal preceding Easter. It begins with Ash Wednesay and ends with Easter services.

Midweek Lenten Services - Wednesday Evenings at 7 p.m.

February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

Worshippers gather on Wednesday evenings throughout Lent to hear lessons and messages that help us recall the Easter story and absorb it's meaning.

Lenten Suppers beforehand at 6:00 p.m.

Palm Sunday, March 25th - Worship at 8 & 10:30 a.m.

Palm Sunday worship is strikingly visual, with a the Sunday School children leading a palm branch processional and children singing special songs in addition to the special order of worship.

Maundy Thursday with Communion, March 29th - Worship at 7 p.m.

Worshipers gather in the sanctuary for an evening service of the Lord's Supper, hearing the Bible narrative of the Passover meal and of the Lord's Supper which Jesus shared with his disciples. The service concludes with the "stripping of the altar," removing many of the furnishings from the sanctuary to prepare for the stark service of darkness on Good Friday.

Good Friday Tenebrae, March 30th - Worship at 8 p.m.

A service of Scripture readings, Tenebrae is a simple, yet powerful Scriptural and musical meditation on the Passion. Employing familiar hymns and the choral offerings, this meditative service focuses on the darkness of the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Candles are snuffed one at a time during the solemn service until the sanctuary is completely shrouded in darkness.

Easter Sunday, April 1st, with Communion at 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

At 7:00 a.m., a crowded church celebrates the “Sunrise Easter Festival Worship.” The service begins in quiet darkness with the “dressing of the altar,” commemorating the women of the first Easter making their way to the tomb of Christ to prepare His body for burial, and crescendos with the joyful message the angel of the Lord brought to our world - our Savior has risen from the dead! “He is not here! He has risen just as He said!” The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated as God’s people bask in the glory of the resurrection of our Lord.

At 10:30 a.m., our joyful reverence continues with the celebration of our “Easter Festival Worship.” Our Christian hope and rebirth is highlighted, as we hear Scripture readings, choral reminders and a stirring message centering us in the news that sin has been dealt with by Christ’s death and resurrection. “He has risen! He has risen indeed! Alleluia!” The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated as our Christian faith is renewed in the glory of the resurrection of Christ!

Easter Breakfast between services from 8:15 until 9:30 a.m.