Ash Wednesday begins our Lenten Journey to Easter. Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 14. On this day, there are three different times for you to come to the Sanctuary to begin your Lenten Journey: 12:00 noon, 5:00 p.m., & 7:30 p.m. The services are identical and are approximately 25 minutes in length. They conclude with the impositions of ashes on the forehead of the participant. The ashes are the remnant of last year’s palm branches.
Made For A Miracle Lenten Study
The Made For A Miracle study by Mike Slaughter will be a weekly study in the Church Library, meeting Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
Palm Sunday is, Sunday, March 25. The children of the Church will participate in a festive procession at all three worship services as they wave their palm branches re-enacting the Messiah’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Maundy-Thursday is, Thursday, March 29. Modern day faithful disciples of Christ are invited to share the holy meal of the Sacrament of Holy Communion in a re-enactment of the Upper Room in the Church Library, as twelve disciples gather at a time. Sign-up sheets will be available several weeks preceding this sacred experience. Seatings will be held on the half-hour beginning at, 5:30 p.m. all the way through 8:00 p.m.
Good Friday is, Friday, March 30. In a very special evening, the Sanctuary Choir will share “The Seven Last Words” written by Theodore Dubois. This will moment will be open to the public in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Week Prayer Vigil
The Holy Week prayer vigil is an excellent opportunity to spend time in experiential prayer stations to connect with God from Good Friday through Easter morning. This year’s theme will be: “Peace In The Midst Of Pain”, as we discover God’s peace in the midst of troubling times in our lives. Prayer shifts are a half hour in length beginning at 5:00 on March 30 and ending at 9:00 on April 1. Contact Bryce to schedule a shift.
Easter Sunday is, Sunday, April 1. Special Easter morning celebrations are being planned at: 7:30 a.m. for a special Sunrise Service in the Sanctuary, at 8:55 a.m. for a traditional worship service with special musicians, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall with the Contemporary Praise Band, and at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel for a Spanish speaking service full of music and celebration.