Lent  -  February 22- April 8, 2023

Lent / Holy Week  Worship

Lent, the season that helps prepare us for the celebration of Easter, commemorates the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry.

As Lent draws to a close during Holy Week, we remember Jesus' death on a cross for us. Then on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection, that Jesus is alive.

  • February  22 -  Ash Wednesday

    6 pm Stafford Hall - Soup and Bread Meal  

    The Ash Wednesday Service will follow at 7pm in the Sanctuary.

    7 PM in the Sanctuary Ash Wednesday service (imposition of ashes and Holy Communion)

    A contemplative service featuring music from the Taize community. Read more about the service here. 

    Scripture lessons:  Matthew 6:1-6,16-21

  • Sundays in Lent  9 am and 11 am

    February 26 - First Sunday in Lent (Holy Communion) - Sermon:  Blessing of Need - Matthew 4:1-11

    March 5 - Second Sunday in Lent (Holy Communion) - Sermon:  Blessing of Change - John 3:1-17

    March 12 - Third Sunday in Lent (Holy Communion) - Sermon:   Blessing of Truth - John 4:5-42

    March 19 - Fourth Sunday in Lent (Holy Communion) - Sermon:  Blessing of Mud - John 9:1-41

    March 26 - Fifth Sunday in Lent (Holy Communion) - Sermon:   Blessing of Faith - John 11:1-45

  • April 2 - Holy Week - Palm Sunday

    9 am Stafford Hall  - Palm Sunday Praise and Worship Music (Holy Communion)

    10 am Stafford Hall - Between services, Pastor Claire and Chris Fulkerson will be in Stafford Hall (Rm. 125) for healing prayer and anointing with oil.

    11 am Sanctuary - Palm Sunday worship service (Holy Communion) featuring cantata Body of Christ

  • April 6 - Holy Week - Maundy Thursday

    6 pm Stafford Hall  -Join us for a Mediterranean Meal and Holy Communion

     Please Register here by April 3rd.

  • April 7 - Holy Week - Good Friday

    7 pm Sanctuary  - Good Friday Service—Seven Last Words

    Gospel lesson:  John 18 &19

  • April 9 - Easter Sunday

    9 am and 11 am

    Easter Celebration - Gospel lesson:  John 20: 1-18

Lenten opportunities

  • "Exiles and other wanderers"

    SUNDAYS  4-5:30 PM, FEBRUARY 26 - APRIL 2

    Pastor Claire will be leading a class for newcomers whose home churches have disaffiliated and for those who may have church trauma.

    The conversations will be held on Sunday afternoons, from 4 -5:30 pm in the Parlor (Rm. 104). Sign up online by clicking here, or call the church office at 336/226-4343.

  • Lenten Lunches


    Pastor Claire will be offering Lenten Lunches along with a devotion on Wednesdays during the season of Lent. The simple meal of soup and bread will be in the T. J. Whitehead classroom (Rm. 132). So that we can plan for food, sign up online by clicking here, or call the church office at 336/226-4343.