LIVING LENT | 2016 Schedule
“LIVING LENT As People of the Resurrection”
Each service in this series focuses on a word to consider while living Lent as Easter people. Orders of service highlight the ways in which the passion narratives of Christ take on more significant meaning for us when we see them through the lens of the empty tomb. Each service helps us see that we are always alive in Christ, who died and was raised.
February 10 Ash Wednesday – Ponder.
Luke 5:27-32 “Lent is a time to ponder our relationship with God and with one another, to discover the love of God seen in the cross and empty tomb.”
February 17 Week 1 – Purpose.
Luke 19:1-10 “This season is a time to find God’s purpose for our lives, fulfilled in our redemption by Jesus, who seeks and saves the lost and gives us new life.”
February 24 Week 2 – People.
John 10:14-18 “We are called to be among people in this world. People matter to God; he sent Jesus to save them. People should matter to us; we are sent to love them.”
March 2 Week 3 – Proclaim.
1 Peter 2:9-10 “To proclaim the story of Christ is to paint a picture of the God who seeks and embraces us. Our proclamation of the Savior brings faith to life.”
March 9 Week 4 – Praise.
Psalm 34:1-10 “Even in the midst of sorrow, we are called to cele brate the love of God and the joy that can be found only in Christ crucified, who reigns in glory now.”
March 16 Week 5 – Pain.
Luke 15:11-32 & 23:26-49 “The pain of rejection and the pain of a father when a son leaves are juxtaposed against the reckless love of God revealed in Jesus, who wipes every tear from our eyes.”
March 19 & 20 Palm Sunday – 5:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m. and 10:30am. Palms.
Luke 19:28-30 “We who know the resurrection is on the horizon welcome the King of glory, now humbly rid ing a donkey.”
March 24 Maundy Thursday – 7:00 p.m. Prayer.
Luke 22:14-23, 39-46 “We watch as Jesus prays in anguish that this cup might pass from him, aware that Godís plan for him is glorious.”
March 25 Good Friday – 7:00 p.m. Passion.
Luke 23 “We witness the passion and death of Christ on the cross, knowing that by his death we have life everlasting.”
March 27 Easter Sunday – 8:00 a.m. Paradise.
Luke 24:1-12 “As Easter people, we rejoice in the end of the story: paradise is ours through the resurrection of Christ.”
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