Ash Wednesday, Season of Lent, and Holy Week
Ash Wednesday Service, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.*
Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance. The ashes are from the burning of the palms from last yearâ€™s Palm Sunday. Our service will include communion.
Season of Lent, February 13 - March 28
The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days â€” like the flood of Genesis, Mosesâ€™ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijahâ€™s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonahâ€™s call to Ninevah to repent and Jesusâ€™ time of testing in the wilderness. (The Sundays in Lent are not counted in this reckoning of the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, as every Lordâ€™s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.)
|Palm Sunday||March 24||7:50 a.m.
|Holy Week begins with the remembrance of Jesus' humble entry into Jerusalem on a donkey as the crowds waved palm branches.|
|Maundy Thursday||March 28||7:30 p.m.*||At this service we remember the Last Supper, the Passover meal shared between Jesus and his disciples in the upper room.|
|Good Friday||March 29||7:30 p.m.*||A service in which we reflect on Jesus' death on the cross and what it means to be bereft of hope.|
|Easter||March 31||6:30 a.m.
|A celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.|
*Child care provided for ages 6 months through 6 years.
â€ˇChild care provided for ages 6 months through 2 years. Church School for ages 3 through sixth grade.