LENT

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which this year begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019 and continues through Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019. The days of Lent are in preparation for celebrating Easter on April 21, 2019. Since all Sundays are acknowledged in the Christian Faith as little Easters, Lent is tempered with joyful expectation of the Resurrection.

The Three Great Days of the Christian Church begin on Holy Thursday or The Pasch through sunset on Resurrection Day. In these days a bridge is built into the Easter Season. These days proclaim the paschal mystery of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. During these days, the Community of Believers journey with Jesus from the Upper Room, to the Cross, to the Tomb, and to the Garden.

Somber colors such as purple or ash gray and rough-textured cloth are most appropriate for paraments, stoles, and banners. With the Maundy Thursday service all shiny objects are removed from the chancel. The altar and Chancel cross are veiled in black.

THEME

Matthew 28:20 New Living Translation (NLT)

20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

CALENDAR FOR LENT & EASTER 2019

 April 16
11:30am LENTEN LUNCHEON
Family Life Building
 
April 18
6:00pm MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
Church Sanctuary
 
April 19
6:00pm GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
Church Sanctuary
 
April 20
10:00am Family Easter Event
Family Life Building
 
April 21
 6:00am EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
Front Steps of The Sanctuary
  
7:00am
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Family Life Building, $5
 
 8:15am
EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE
Church Sanctuary
  
10:00am EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES
Church Sanctuary & The Worship Center