Lent and Holy Week Schedule

"A Life of Discipleship: Following Jesus Together"

We will once again begin our Lenten journey starting on Ash Wednesday, March 6, which marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent preceding Easter. God created us to experience joy in communion with him, with all humanity, and to live in harmony with all his creation. But sin has separated us from God, from one another and from his creation, and so we do not enjoy the life our Creator intended for us. Also, by our sin we grieve our Father, who does not desire that we should come under his judgment, but that we turn to him and live. As disciples of the Lord Jesus we are called to struggle against everything that leads us away from the love of God and one another. Repentance, fasting, prayer, and works of love—the disciplines of Lent—help us to wage our spiritual warfare. We are invited to this struggle and confess our sins, asking our gracious Father in Christ for strength to persevere in our Lenten journey towards spiritual renewal and growth. May we remember the ancient words of the Lenten Verse found in the Lutheran Service Book:

Return to the Lord, your God,
for He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger,
and abounding in steadfast love,
and abounding in steadfast love.

Midweek Lenten Services

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 6
Mission | Noon & 7pm Shawnee | 7pm
Imposition of ashes and communion

 

Wednesday, March 13 – Wednesday, April 10

Mission | Noon & 7pm
Shawnee | 7pm | Holden Evening Prayer

A contemporary setting of an ancient evening prayer liturgy
Theme: A Life of Discipleship: Following Jesus Together

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14
Mission | 8:30 and 11am | Festival Services with Trinity Choir
Shawnee | 8:30 and 11am | Special Music

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 18
Mission | Noon & 7pm | Traditional Middle-eastern meal preceding each service
Shawnee |7pm | Middle-eastern potluck incorporated into a communion service

Good Friday

Friday, April 19
Mission | Noon & 7pm
Shawnee | 7pm 

Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 20
5:30pm | Easter Vigil Service

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21
Mission | 8:30, 9:45, 11am | Festival Services with Trinity Choir, Brass, and Percussion
Shawnee | 8:30 and 11am | Special Music
Communion at 11am at Mission and 8:30 and 11am at Shawnee

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