Lent Sermon Series (Weekends)
Sundays 8:00 & 10:45 AM (Traditional) & Saturdays 6:00 PM (Contemporary) – During our weekend services, we will be exploring common misconceptions about Jesus and using our weekly Gospel readings to get clearer picture of who Jesus is.
Lent Midweek Contemplative Services
Join us for Wednesday services during the season of Lent. Our theme will be biblical catastrophes – from Noah’s flood, to the prophet Joel’s locust plague, to Paul’s shipwreck. How do we as people of faith respond to disasters that hit us?
Wednesdays 12:15 PM – Jesus invites us to “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (Mark 6:31a) This midday break will have a traditional feel with hymns led by organ.
7:00 PM – Jesus says to us, “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) This is a time to lay the burdens of the day on the Lord. The service will include both historic and modern song selection with classical instrumentation led by piano and/or guitar. A meal will be offered beforehand.
What is Lent?
Lent is a time of self-reflection and repentance that occurs between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The purpose of the season is to remember the trials and sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross.
The season begins with Ash Wednesday, where ashes are imposed on foreheads to represent repentance of sins. Ash has historically been used as a sign of mourning. The season continues for seven weeks, culminating with Holy Week, which follows the final week of Jesus’ life. Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus riding into Jerusalem, Maundy Thursday celebrates the Last Supper, and Good Friday celebrates the sacrifice of Jesus.
Lent ends with a joyous celebration on Easter morning, where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!