Experience God’s Mercy
Lent is the season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, of prayer, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. The 40 days represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring temptation by Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. (Learn more from the United Methodist Church.)
Through the observance of Lent, we can come to understand more fully the sacrifice and triumph of Christ’s death and resurrection. See our opportunities below for ways you can Connect, Grow, and Serve with us this season, for the good of the city.
Holy Week: March 25th to April 1st
Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter. It is observed in many Christian churches, like ours, as a time to commemorate and enact the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Exploring the events that lead to Christ’s resurrection, and letting their magnitude sink into our hearts, truly helps us feel the power and joy of Easter. We invite you and your friends and family to take part in our Holy Week observances to add fullness to your understanding of Christ’s love for us. Everyone is welcome.
- Palm Sunday
- On Sunday, March 25th we will begin Holy week with a celebration of Palm Sunday. Come for an All-Church Pancake Feed at 8 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. At 10 a.m., join us for one combined worship service as we commemorate Jesus’s triumphant entry to Jerusalem by waving palm branches. This begins the journey of the death and resurrection of Christ.
- Maundy Thursday
- On March 29th at 5:15 p.m., we invite you to our Maundy Thursday service in the Chapel. On Maundy Thursday we remember the Last Supper, Jesus’s final meal with his disciples, during which he gave the commandment to remember what he was about to do for all people.
- Good Friday
- On Friday, March 30th at 7:30 p.m., join us in the Sanctuary for a powerful Tenebrae service. Tenebrae is the Latin word for “darkness.” The distinguishing features of Tenebrae is the gradual extinguishing of candles and lights following the reading of Scripture passages until the Sanctuary is in darkness. The service focuses on the passion and death of Jesus.
- Easter Sunday
- Join us in praise and worship as we savor the gift of Easter on April 1st at 8:15, 9:30, or 11 a.m. Children are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Click here to learn more.
Watch this video to learn more about Holy Week: