Our Lenten Season

photoFor 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,  7:30PM  Distribution of Ashes

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

Palm Sunday March 29, 2015  We celebrate  First Communion with our Sunday School Children

Maundy Thursday   April 2, 2015  7:30 PM Communion service.

Good Friday   April 3, 2015   7:30PM  Tenebrae service

Easter    April 5, 2015   8AM and 10:30 AM  Communion service.

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.

Our Prayer Chain

We ask that each member of the congregation set aside a few minutes at 12 noon, or other convenient family or personal time, to offer this prayer as we continue on our transformational journey through our Lenten season. Heavenly Father, Keep us mindful of your presence among us as we seek to discern your will for us. We pray that you will help us see beyond our own needs to the needs of your whole church. We pray that you will open our eyes to new possibilities, and opportunities of being your people. Open our hearts to your Word. Lead us, walk with us, and guide us as we do the work of your kingdom in this place. Amen.

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

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