Lent + Holy Week

Below is a description of our Lent and Holy Week practices. For dates, times, details, and sign-ups for this year, please visit the Calendar.

 

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten season. We hold a reflective Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 pm on this day each year as a time to enter into Lent with a repentant heart. Childcare 0-5 is provided.

Lenten Practices

Each year we offer ideas for Lenten Practices–ways for our community to engage God and one another outside of the Sunday gathering. These practices range from in-depth studies, opportunities to gather together throughout the week, to simple reflection ideas handed out on Sunday. The Lenten practices pair with the Lent sermon series.

Maundy Thursday Seder {Passover Meal}

Click here to sign up to attend the Seder.

The Thursday prior to Easter is the Passover and we host a Seder that is open to all on this day. We will gather in Banner Hall to participate in a Seder meal and soup potluck. Please bring a place setting (bowl, spoon, cup) for each member of your family and something to share for the dinner portion of the evening.

Last names A-S: soup, T-Z: bread.

Childcare is provided for ages 0-5 for those who request it on the form. Older children are invited to participate with their family. Read more about the Seder below.

About the Seder:

The Seder meal commemorates the beginning of Passover week for Jews. The meal uses symbolic foods and a liturgy that is read in order to recount God’s saving act in the Exodus event. In the Seder, there is a longing for the Messiah who will redeem Israel. As Christians, we believe that Messiah is Jesus. The meal takes on the added symbolism of Christ for us, as we see our identity as grafted in with Israel. We remember Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and long for his coming again to make all things right.

Tenebrae {Good Friday}

The Friday before Easter, we gather together to lament and pray in the darkness of Christ’s crucifixion through this reflective worship gathering. The gathering lasts approximately one hour and childcare 0-5 is provided.

Holy Saturday Vigil, 7pm-12am

Join us as we keep vigil on Saturday night and await the dawn of Easter. We will start out at the fire pit outside at 7pm and proceed with corporate activities at the top of the hour from 7pm to Midnight. There will also be a journey through the stations of the cross and areas of prayer and contemplation for individuals and groups to take part in on their own timeframe. Come and go as you wish.

Easter Sunday + Pancake Breakfast

Easter Sunday worship gatherings take place each Easter at 7am, 9am and 11am. There will be no evening gathering on Easter Sunday.

Childcare for birth-2 years old only will be provided at the 9am and 11am gatherings on Easter. No childcare will be available at the 7am gathering.

A Pancake Breakfast in Banner Hall (basement level of Jacob’s Well) is open to all on Easter morning from 8:30-11:30am. 

 

For dates, times, details, and sign-ups for this year, please visit the Calendar.

 

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