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Spiritual growth in Lent

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Our Wednesday Noon Lenten worship gatherings began with Ash Wednesday.

Each Wednesday we gather in our sanctuary for this meditative worship at noon. Our time together will feature traditional Lenten hymns and Holy Communion. Following worship we will continue with the book discussion.

On Wednesday evening we gather at 6:00 for a light soup supper, with vespers worship following at 6:30, and the book discussion group at 7:00.

Our evening worship will use the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy with candle lighting. The message will be the same as the noon service. Bring a friend to experience the quiet inspiration of Lenten discipline.

This Lenten season we are going on a journey to discover more fully who God created us to be. “Seven wonders of the Word” will challenge us to experience the power of God’s Word in our life and in our world. It will expand your awareness of what God is saying and doing. It will also encourage you to deepen your prayer life as you relate the power of God’s Word to your personal experience.

In addition to the daily reading time our worship theme will come from the book as well. Then after worship we will have a discussion time to explore what was particularly meaningful or challenging for us. This time will be offered following our Lenten worship on both Wednesday afternoon and evening. Books are available in the church office or on the patio Sunday Mornings. The cost is $10.

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Our Lenten Journey

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Ash Wednesday: Feb. 26, 2020

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. It is a late start
this year, but we are planning ahead.

We will have two different worship gatherings on Ash Wednesday. First, at 12 Noon we will gather in the Sanctuary for a spoken liturgy and hymns with the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. This English only gathering will quietly and reflectively begin our season of devotion.

At 7 o’clock in the evening we will gather as one congregation in two languages (English & Spanish) for worship with confession and repentance. During this bilingual gathering we will include the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion as well. For those who cannot make it to either of our Ash Wednesday worship gatherings, we will once again be offering Ashes and Prayer to Go. This will take place from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the street corner in front of the Sanctuary building. You can stop by any time and begin your Lenten journey with the imposition of Ashes and intercessory prayer. We are still looking for a few more people to volunteer a half hour or full hour any time that morning to help with the imposition of ashes and pray with those who come to participate.

Lenten Theme
This year we will be using “Book of Faith Lenten Journey: Seven Wonders of the Word” by Kathryn A. Kleinhans. Copies of book have already been ordered. This devotional style book will keep our Lenten journey grounded in God’s word.

We will come together for worship on Wednesdays at Noon and 6:00 p.m. and use our study as a focus for our gathering. The Evening Worship will use the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy.

The Wednesday worship and study series will run from March 4th through April 1st.