Ash Wednesday / Lent

 Lent is a season of penitence, reflection, prayer, and catechesis.  Lent is 40 days long, but does not include Sundays.  It begins with Ash Wednesday on February 26, 2020.  For more information about Lent, please click on Worship/Congregational Life – Church Year.

Every Wednesday during the Lenten season we have a midweek worship service at 7:30 PM.

For our Ash Wednesday service, we also have the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

The sermon theme for the 2020 Lenten Midweek Services will be “Living among the Bible’s Trees.”

1. Ash Wednesday: Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Psalm 1; Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17; 3:1-24; Deuteronomy 30:15-20
2. Lenten Midweek 2: Great Trees of Mamre near the Machpelah, Psalm 96; Genesis 18:1-33; 23:1-20
3. Lenten Midweek 3: Oak at Ophrah, Psalm 78; Judges 6:1-40; Matthew 12:38-42
4. Lenten Midweek 4: Jesse’s Tree, Psalm 80:8-19; Isaiah 6:1-13; 10:33-11:16
5. Lenten Midweek 5: Tree of the Lord’s Planting, Psalm 104:10-18; Ezekiel 17:1-24; Mark 4:30-32
6. Lenten Midweek 6: Good Trees Bearing Good Fruit, Bad Trees Bearing Bad Fruit, Psalm 148; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Matthew 7:15-20
7. Maundy Thursday: Fig Trees, Psalm 105:23-45; Luke 13:1-9; Mark 11:12-25
8. Good Friday: Tree of the Cross, Psalm 74; Deuteronomy 21:22-23; Galatians 3:1-14
9. Easter Day: Tree of Life, Psalm 52; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Revelation 22:1-20; Matthew 28:1-10