Our Journey in Lent
Let’s explore the 40 days of Lent together as a faith-filled journey. Lent is an intentional time or season for us to prepare our hearts, mind, body, and soul with the Lord. We will journey with Jesus as he reveals his love for us in his ministry, death, and resurrection. May Christ transform our Lent journey to draw us closer to both God and one another as a group, family or individual and follow along the described journey of Jesus to the cross.
Ash Wednesday | February 22, 2023 | 7:00 pm
We will be hosting an Ash Wednesday service on February 22nd at 7:00. At Ash Wednesday service, you are invited to come forward to receive the ashes. The pastor will make a small cross on your forehead by smudging the ashes. While the ashes remind us of our mortality and sin, the cross reminds us of Jesus' resurrection (life after death) and forgiveness. *This year's Ash Wednesday Service is in-person only.
If you're not able to make the service, a brief meditation is posted above.
April 1, 2023 - 8:30 - 11:00 am | Love Your Neighbor Pancake Breakfast
Join us on Saturday, April 1 any time between 8:30 - 11:00 am for this year's Easter event, Love Your Neighbor Pancake Breakfast! Enjoy food & fellowship while putting your faith into action by stuffing & packing Easter eggs. Families & church members can take the packaged eggs to deliver them to neighbors and community members. What a great way for us to live out the call to be disciples and love our neighbors!
How can you participate?
Donate eggs &/or filler for eggs (candy, stickers, bouncy balls, tattoos, etc.) starting February 26. (Collection bins will be in the Narthex and Kids' Check-in Area)
Sign up to volunteer at the event (set up, tear down, hospitality, etc.) here.
Invite a friend(s) to join you for breakfast & egg-stuffing.
Register your family to attend the breakfast here.
Deliver & hide eggs in a neighbor's or community member's yard on or after April 1.
Questions? Contact Michelle Shiparski at email@example.com
April 2, 2023 | Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is the Christian holiday that occurs on the Sunday before Easter. This celebration commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, mentioned in each of the four Gospels.
Jesus entered the city knowing He would be tried and crucified and welcomed His fate to rise from the grave and save us from sin! Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the remembrance of Jesus' last days to the cross.
April 7, 2023 - 7:00 pm | In Person and Online
Good Friday is one of the most important days in the Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. In short, Good Friday marks the crucifixion and dying of Christ. On this day, we reflect upon Christ’s sacrifice for our sins.
Order Easter Flowers for the Sanctuary
You can help decorate the sanctuary for Easter Worship by purchasing flowers. Five varieties are available: Easter lilies, daffodils, tulips, begonias and mums. You can also dedicate your flowers in honor or memory of loved ones. Flowers may be picked up in the sanctuary following the final worship service on Easter Sunday April 9, 2023. Order by April 2, 2023!
April 6, 2023 - 7:00 pm | In Person and Online
On the Thursday before Good Friday and Easter, we observe Maundy Thursday. This day commemorates Jesus’s last supper with his disciples. During that meal in the upper room, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and gave them a new commandment: “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34).
April 9, 2023
Celebrate the Risen Christ with us!
9:30 am - Contemporary Indoor and Online
11:00 am - Traditional and Online