The Season of Lent 2019

 

Palm Sunday

8:00AM & 10:30AM

 

Maundy Thursday

6:30PM with Celebration of Communion

 

Good Friday

2:00PM
6:30PM

 

* Please note that there will be NO Saturday evening worship on the evening before Easter Sunday.

* Also, please note that there will be NO Sunday School or G.I.F.T. on Easter Sunday

 

Easter Sunday

6:30AM (sunrise worship service)

8:00AM (traditional worship service)

10:30AM (contemporary worship service)

 


 

Sermon Series to start May 4 & 5: Series of David

 


 

Lent is a time of soul-searching and repentance. It prepares us for the remembrance of Christ’s death on Good Friday and the celebration of His resurrection on Easter Sunday. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts for 40 days. Since Sundays celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the six Sundays in Lent are not counted as part of the 40 days, and are referred to as the Sundays in Lent. The 40 days of Lent recall the 40 days Jesus spent alone in the wilderness, after his baptism, without food and being challenged by the devil.

Since Lent is a season of penitence, reflection and prayer; worship during this time is more solemn and restrained. The cross is draped in purple. Songs of praise and joy are removed from the liturgy. Even a dried arrangement is placed on the altar instead of fresh flowers. This arrangement not only reminds us of Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness, but also our Lord Jesus Christ being tempted by the devil to turn stones in to bread to prove that he was the Son of God. The lifeless arrangement also symbolizes that without Christ we are spiritually dead.

The liturgical color for most of Lent is purple which symbolizes repentance and somberness. Our paraments are decorated with symbols for the Lenten Season. The Lamb with the cross signifies Christ’s suffering and His burden of bearing all of our sins. The red cloth on the cross symbolizes Christ’s blood shed on the cross to save us. The crown of thorns and nails remind us of Jesus on the cross.

The word “Lent” is not in the Bible. It is apparently derived from an ancient word which means “lengthen”. It refers to the lengthening of the daylight hours that occur from late winter to early spring. The season of Lent falls during this period of transition.

Our Worship Services are always Open to the Public.  Please join us!