Lent and Holy Week Schedule

Ash Wednesday through Easter
The Way of Grace

Lenten Theme

Our Wednesday midweek Lenten services this year will focus on God’s grace as it comes to us through Confession and Absolution, Holy Baptism, and Holy Communion. In this 500th anniversary year of the Lutheran Reformation it seems appropriate to focus our attention on three of the six chief parts identified by Martin Luther in his catechisms. “The Way of Grace” will help us to appreciate and celebrate God’s grace in new and fresh ways as we seek to live as a “Community Following Jesus.”

March 8:       Confession and Absolution based on Matthew 18:21-35
March 15:     Baptism based on Romans 8:14-17
March 22:     Baptism based on Romans 6:3-11
March 29:     The Lord’s Supper based on Isaiah 25:6-8
April 5:          The Lord’s Supper based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

 

 

Ash Wednesday

March 1

Noon, Mission Campus: Solemn abbreviated service to initiate the penitential season of Lent. Imposition of ashes and communion are offered.

7pm, Mission Campus: Solemn service to initiate the penitential season of Lent. Imposition of ashes and communion are offered.

7pm, Shawnee Campus: Solemn service to initiate the penitential season of Lent. Imposition of ashes and communion are offered.

Midweek Lenten Services

Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5

Service Times

Noon, Mission Campus, weekly during Lent until Holy Week: abbreviated penitential service

7pm, Mission Campus, weekly during Lent until Holy Week: penitential service

7pm, Shawnee Campus, weekly during Lent until Holy Week: Holden Evening Prayer – a contemporary setting of an ancient evening prayer liturgy

 

The Way of Grace Lenten Series Weekly Themes

March 8 “The Way of Grace: Confession and Absolution” based on Matthew 18:21-35

March 15 “The Way of Grace: Baptism” based on Romans 8:14-17

March 22 “The Way of Grace: Baptism” based on Romans 6:3-11

March 29 “The Way of Grace: Lord’s Supper” based on Isaiah 25:6-8

April 5 “The Way of Grace: Lord’s Supper” based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Holy Week

April 9 - 16

Palm Sunday

5:30pm, 8:30, 9:45 and 11am, Mission Campus: These services follow as Jesus journeys triumphantly into Jerusalem to fulfill the Old Testament prophecies. We shout “Hosanna to the King of David!” along with the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The 8:30 and 11am services will be enhanced by the Trinity Festival Choir.

8:30 and 11am, Shawnee Campus: We follow Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem with special music and scripture.

 

Maundy Thursday

Noon and 7pm, Mission Campus: Solemn service commemorating the Last Supper. Communion is celebrated, the altar is stripped, and a hand washing ceremony takes place to remember the servant nature of our Savior. The service is preceded by middle-eastern style fare in the foyer.

6pm, Shawnee Campus: A solemn service commemorating the Last Supper is incorporated with a middle-eastern meal reminiscent of the Passover. Communion is celebrated, the altar is stripped, and a hand washing ceremony takes place to remember the servant nature of our Savior.

 

Good Friday

Noon and 7pm, Mission Campus
7pm, Shawnee Campus

This service commemorates the crucifixion of our Savior. As we travel through Jesus’ journey to the cross and remember His last words, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that he gave for our salvation. The theme will be the “Passion according to St. Matthew.”

 

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

5:30pm, Mission Campus: This contemplative service begins outside and transitions indoors as worshipers begin to transition from the somber mood of Good Friday to the joy of Easter.

 

Easter Services

8:30, 9:45, 11am, Mission Campus: Easter services are the climax of the church year when we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin, death and Satan. These services are festival services with the Trinity Choir, Brass and Percussion. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 11am service.

8:30, 11am, Shawnee Campus:  Easter services are the climax of the church year when we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin, death and Satan. We celebrate Christ’s resurrection with contemporary praise music fitting for the occasion. Special music will be included and Holy Communion will be celebrated in both services.