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Lent Opportunities 2020

Lent is a time of reflection and penitence, an opportunity to recenter ourselves on what matters: our relationship with God, and what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. This year, we have a series of chances for everyone to carve out some time to reconnect with God this season.

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Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Lent begins on February 26th, which means before we get penitent and self-reflective, we feast! Join us from 6pm to 8pm on February 25th for a pancake supper, one last hurrah before we return on Ash Wednesday to remember we are dust and to dust we shall return. We will have pancakes and waffles, as well as sausage and a huge helping of real maple syrup. No religious affiliation necessary – just come enjoy the meal.

Dinner is free; free will offering will benefit ELCA Word Hunger relief.

 

Ash Wednesday

“Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”

The early Christians adopted the use of ashes as a visible sign of seeking forgiveness and as recognition of our mortality and dependence on God. As Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness, we too spend the 40 days of Lent reflecting upon our need for a savior and in preparation to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, our saving hope.

This worship service will include both holy communion and imposition of ashes. All are welcome here: people of every sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education.

Before worship, we will share a simple supper at 6pm.

Lenten Midweek Vespers

One central image of Lent is wilderness: the wild desert place in which Jesus spent 40 days fasting, praying, and experiencing temptation. On the horizon we see the tree of life and awesome mystery: the tree of the cross.

In the wilderness we experience our full reliance on God. Food and drink, health and wellness, luxury and riches will not sustain us, but only the presence and power of God. During this season, join us as we strip back to the essentials and focus on our relationship with God in Jesus Christ. Wednesdays March 4 – April 1 we will join together at 6pm for a simple supper, followed by evening worship (or vespers) at 7pm. 


To sign up as a song or worship leader, or to make a simple meal, speak with Steve Rizzo or Pastor Emily.