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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.

Helping children succeed

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From James Acosta:

As a part of our "God's Work, Our Hands" Sunday this past weekend, 15 people joined together to help assemble backpacks with school supplies.

We assembled 25 backpacks for students in Kindergarten through Second grade, and another 75 backpacks for students in the Third through Ninth grades.

The 100 total backpacks will be distributed by Community Christian Services Agency (CCSA). Also, there is additional supplemental materials which will be donated to fill in any incomplete backpacks currently at CCSA.