Lent 2023


Small Group Discussions
Begins Sunday, February 19
We are comfortable talking about Jesus. What’s interesting though is that all our Jesus talk seldom sounds like Jesus. What if we talked less about Jesus and more like Jesus? During Lent we will take a closer look at five different gospel stories – one per week – focusing on how Jesus engaged with the key characters. In our discussion groups, we’ll examine the theme of that week’s gospel story and apply to our own lives Jesus’ approach of going under the surface to get at the “heart of the matter”.

Drive Thru Ashes on Lafayette
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Come by the church on the Lafayette Street side of the church to receive the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion from our pastors right in your car!

Fish Dinner #1—Friday, February 24, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Lent Retreat—“Pray Like Jesus”
Friday, March 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m. AND Saturday, March 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Join Pastor Jeff as we learn to pray like Jesus using the prayer that he taught us; The Lord’s Prayer. There will be time for silence, reflection and discussion on the prayer that is beloved by so many Christians. This is an experience that you won’t want to miss and you’ll be thankful you came!

Fish Dinner #2—Friday, March 10, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Fish Dinner #3—Friday, March 24, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

7 Last Words Poetry/Music Slam
Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
You don’t want to miss this live event where poets and musicians muse on Christ’s last words. Unique, poignant, and compelling, the 7 Last Words Poetry/Music Slam offers insights into Christ’s humanity and divinity in his final moments. Join us in-person or online.


Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
Worship in-person in the Sanctuary or online. Ash Wednesday worship will feature music from the Taize Community, Imposition of Ashes, and Holy Communion.

Lent Worship Week 1
“Beat It, Satan”
Sunday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Lent Worship Week 2
“Be Born from Above”
Sunday, March 5, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Lent Worship Week 3
“It Is Who You Are That Counts”
Sunday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Lent Worship Week 4
“You Ask the Wrong Questions”
Sunday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Lent Worship Week 5
“Jesus Wept”
Sunday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


Palm Sunday Services
Sunday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services
Worship in-person or online as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We will be led by our House Band and our children will participate in a Palm Parade. It is a day of excitement with palms to wave and joy to spread.

Maundy Thursday Service – “The Living Last Supper”
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance masterpiece “The Last Supper” is brought to life in this remarkable work created by Ruth Elaine Schramm through character monologues, expressive melodies, and dramatic enhancements for an unforgettable communion celebration. One by one, the disciples speak, expressing their innermost thoughts in brief but poignant monologues, including their astonishment at Jesus’ assertion that one of them would betray him. Musicians featured will be our Sanctus Choir and Orchestra. Join us in-person or online.

Good Friday Service
Friday, April 7, noon
Join us in-person or online for a traditional and impactful Good Friday worship service remembering Jesus’ final day. This is a service of deep reflection. Come to the foot of the cross and experience the passion of Jesus.

Easter Sunday Services
Sunday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Christ is risen! Hallelujah! Join us for a morning of worship and celebration featuring a brass quintet and Sanctus Choir. Worship in-person or online. This is a morning celebration not to be missed!


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