Our Lenten Season

January 4th, 2015

For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven Eccl 3:1

Lent is a special time in the church year.  It signifies a time in which participants celebrate discipline of mind, body, attitude and spirit in preparation for the work of ministry to oneself, God, and the community.  Ash Wednesday signals the call of the church to attention. It begins a six week period of a spirit of repentance.  Repentance- a true returning to God- is possible and a requirement of the covenant relationship with Him.  We are challenged to think deeply about what is of most value to us- individually and as a church.  We are blessed to be a blessing.

( Extracted from Hoyt, Thomas, Lent- Interpreting the Lessons of the Church Year, Series B (1993)).

Our Lenten Services 

Ash Wednesday   February 18, 2015, 8PM  Distribution of Ashes

Weekly Lenten Reflection  February 25- March 25, 2015  7:30PM 

Maundy Thursday   April 2, 2015

Good Friday   April 3, 2015

Our Weekly Reflection Series

Our weekly Lenten reflections are taken from the book of Ephesians.  The readings, reflections and prayers will focus on two themes:

                                 Christ has reconciled all creation to Himself and God 
                                 Christ has united people from all nations to himself and to one another in His church.

We invite you to join us as we reflect on God’s gift of His Son to us, and on His grace through the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. 

DSC00812                Prayer Themes for Lenten Devotions   

Glorifying God in Prayer

  • Isaiah 57:7
  • Matthew 5:44
  • Matthew 14:23

Acquiring a Prayerful Heart

  • Jeremiah 39:9
  • Matthew 6:16
  • Acts 13:2

The Power of Prayer

  • Isaiah 38:5
  • Acts 16:16-34
  • Ephesians 6:19

Hear Our Prayer

  • 1 Kings 28
  • Psalm 143:1-6
  • 1 John 5:14

 A Vision for Prayer

  • Acts 1:14; 2:42
  • Psalm 139:17-18

Prayer for Hope

  • Psalm 25:3-5
  • Romans 5:4
  • Matthew 9:22

Living the Faith Through Prayer

  • Zechariah 12:10
  • Matthew 11:14
  • Matthew 21:22

Epiphany is January 4

December 27th, 2014

Worship services with communion will be held at 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM.

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Our multi-generational Epiphany Christmas Pagaent and Dinner will be held January 4 at 4PM at the church.

Plan to join us for a nativity scavenger hunt, carols and pizza.  Everyone is welcome to join us

Advent and Christmas

November 17th, 2014

May faith, hope and love abide with you during this Christmas season.  We welcome you to join with us as we celebrate the birth of Christ, the child named Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God.

Advent

DSC00817     During Advent we will offer a special Thursday evening Bible Study series of the Gospel Lectionary.   We will look at the Gospels through the eyes of our hearts and connect it to our daily lives.

Fellowship is at 6PM.   Bring a light meal of your choice.   Bible Study starts at 6:45 PM in the church  Narthex.  If you are seeking how this blessed season relates to your life, please join us.  All are welcome!

  • December 4- Preparing in our lives and faith life
    • Mark 1: 1-8
  • December 11- Watching for God’s Hand in our lives
    • John 1: 6-8, 19-28
  • December 18- Waiting with anticipation and excitement in our lives
    • Luke 1: 26-38

Advent worship services are at 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM each Sunday.

 

Christmas Eve

The 4PM service is designed for families.  We offer communion and a sermon appropriate for children.

The Candlelight 7PM service is a service of carols and worship.

The Candlelight 11PM service is a service of carols and worship.

On January 4, 2015  we will have our annual Epiphany Pageant  and Pizza with our children.  This family event reminds us of the importance of the birth of this child.  As a church family we celebrate God’s gift of His Son. Join us for worship, carols and fellowship as our children present the Christmas story.