Lent is a period of time between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The focus of the season is on spiritual growth and connection with God. Often times Christians choose to either give up something or take on something during Lent. Those who take on something do things like reading more of the Bible or completing a special daily devotional. Those who give up something are to do so substituting more prayer as the focus when one is tempted by the item or aspect given up. (Example: If one gives up chocolate for Lent, when one is offered chocolate, it is a reminder to stop and pray.)
Lent lasts around 40 days, not including Sundays, drawing from the 40 days Jesus fasted in the desert before starting His ministry.
ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. We begin to celebrate this day with a fish dinner at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Fish will be on the menu, as well as macaroni and cheese dishes. There is a sign up sheet on the narthex bulletin board. Our worship service will follow at 7:30pm in our church sanctuary. Communion worship service reminds us of the quotation: ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust,’ which serves to remind us of Jesus’ death, our own mortality, and the fact that with Jesus we have the promise of eternal life.
TASTE & SEE BIBLE STUDY
During Lent, we will be having a Soup & Salad Dinner on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm followed by a Bible study led by Pastor Dale called Taste and See.
Taste and See is a video Bible study created by Margaret Feinberg. It is a six week study. Hear the description she offers about this new study: God’s focus on food in the Bible is meant to do more than satisfy your stomach. It’s meant to heal your soul and draw you closer to Christ. Let’s taste and see God’s goodness together.
- Session One: You’re Invited to The Table
- Session Two: Delighting in the Sweetness of Fruitfulness
- Session Three: Chewing On the Bread of Life
- Session Four: Savoring the Salt of the Earth
- Session Five: Relishing the Olive and its Oil
- Session Six: Discovering the Liturgy of the Table
Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex for participants. If you are willing to help prepare the dinner, contact Pastor Dale.