At the heart of the Christian faith is the death and resurrection of Christ. On one side of this event and it's remembrance are the 40 days of Lent (not including Sundays), a time of preparation for the celebration of our Lord's passage from death to life. On the other side are the 50 days of Easter, a time of proclaiming and rejoicing in our redemption. Right in the middle of it all is Holy Week including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, days in which our attention is riveted on Christ's death and resurrection. The entire 90 days is best seen as a whole viewed from two sides, from the cross and the empty tomb, each incomplete without the other. Listed below is a schedule of Lenten observances in the weeks ahead:
Ash Wednesday - February 14 - Come join us as we begin this season of renewal seeking strength for our daily lives.
- Noontime Devotion – A brief service of scripture, reflection, confession, and imposition of ashes. This is an opportunity for spiritual preparation and reflection in the middle of a work day. This is also a good worship opportunity for seniors who do not venture out at night and pre-school parents and grandparents transporting children (as well as those of you who have Valentine's Day plans!)
- 7:30 PM – Worship with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
Lenten Dinners are held here at St. Andrew's at 6:30 PM. preceding our Lenten Services. We invite you to join us for fellowship and a hot meal before the service. There will be sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex each week with the menu posted. Please sign up so we know how many to plan for.
Midweek Lenten Series 2018 (Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.)
The Lord's Prayer ~ A Guide to Daily Living
February 14 - Hallowed Be Thy Name Matthew 6:5-13 (Ash Wednesday)
February 21 - Thy Kingdom Come Luke 4:16-21
February 28 - Thy Will Be Done Matthew 26:36-46 (Pastor Stickley)
March 7 - Daily Bread Matthew 6:25-34 (Pastor Willauer)
March 14 - Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 (Pastor Kochenderfer)
March 21 - Temptation Luke 4:1-13
March 30 - Evil (Good Friday)
April 1 - Kingdom, Power & Glory (Easter Sunday)
"You awaken us to delight in your praise; for you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you" – St. Augustine