Lent and Holy Week
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6! Lent is a season of penance before the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. It lasts for 40 days, not including Sundays, to match up with the 40 days that Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness after his baptism. We will mark this season in the wilderness with worship on Sunday mornings, special worship services at other times, and a book study on Wednesday nights. Please join us!
Sunday morning worship will include the Retiring of the Alleluia on March 3, and a special Lenten practice on each Sunday until Easter Sunday on April 21.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent as a season of penance. We will mark this day with our friends and neighbors for the DeWitt United Methodist Church. The evening will include a simple supper and worship, including the imposition of ashes.
On Wednesday nights, we’ll join together to read and study Rachel Held Evans’ memoir Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.
Prologue and Section I: Baptism
Section II: Confession
Section III: Holy Orders
Section IV: Communion
Section V: Confirmation
Section VI: Anointing of the Sick
Section VII: Marriage
Maundy Thursday commemorates the night that Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, as well as the night that he was betrayed and arrested. We will mark this night with our friends from DeWitt’s United Methodist Church at their church.
Good Friday commemorates the day that Jesus was crucified. We will mark this somber occasion with our friends from DeWitt’s United Methodist Church at our own church.