Lent

Lent is a traditional season of penitence, lasting for the forty days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday. During this season, we worship, study, and repent as we prepare for Easter. The season ends with Holy Week. You can find information about Holy Week here.

Ash Wednesday: Ashes to Go

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is traditional to worship on this day and to have ashes placed on the forehead while hearing the words, “Repent and believe the good news” or “Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return” or something similar.

We recognize that not everyone can get to church on Wednesday night. So, weather permitting, Pastor Chris will be available in the church parking lot for anyone who would like to drive through our entry are and receive ashes.

Where

520 E. 11th St
DeWitt, Iowa

When

Wednesday, February 26
12pm to 1pm

Ash Wednesday: Worship

On Ash Wednesday, we will join our friends and neighbors at the DeWitt United Methodist Church for a soup supper, worship, and the imposition of ashes.

Where

DeWitt United Methodist Church
222 12th St
DeWitt, Iowa

When

Wednesday, February 26
Supper: 6pm
Worship: 7pm

Sundays During Lent

Sundays during Lent follow our regular Sunday schedule.

Where

520 E. 11th St
DeWitt, Iowa

When

Sundays
9:30am

Wednesdays During Lent

During Lent, we’ll be reading selections from Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race.

From the Amazon page: Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair, and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

  • March 4: Chapters 1 and 2
  • March 11: Chapters 3 and 4
  • March 18: Chapters 6, 7, and 8
  • March 25: Chapters 9 and 10
  • April 1: Chapters 11 and 12
  • April 8: Chapters 16 and 17

Where

520 E. 11th St
DeWitt, Iowa

When

Wednesdays
5:30pm

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem… and the beginning of Holy Week. Join us for worship as we raise palm branches and shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Where

520 E. 11th St
DeWitt, Iowa

When

Sundays, April 5
9:30am