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We hope you will join us for worship as we find delight during the season of Lent.

Lent is a 40 day period during which Christians focus their attention on deepening their connection with God. Scripture readings follow  Jesus’ ministry as he moved toward Jerusalem, the capital city and religious center of the Jewish people.  The final week of Lent, often called “Holy Week,” calls Christians to reflect on the events traditionally associated with his final week of life, leading up to his murder as a political and religious prisoner.

Often a period of introspection, confession and forgiveness, our Lenten practice this year will instead encourage us to find delight in God’s love as it appears in our lives.   After a year of coronavirus, we need to delight together and individually.  Printable brochure of all Lenten opportunities

Joining us for worship on Zoom

Currently we worship on Zoom on Sunday mornings. At 9-9:30 AM an intimate service of meditation in the style of the Taizé community in France is offered. From 10:30-11:30 AM we gather, all ages together, for singing, prayer, scripture and learning. After both worship services we linger for conversation in small groups. This is a good time to get to know people and ask questions.

Lent also offers us opportunities to worship on other days of the week.  Read a description of Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday Way of the Cross, and Forest Bathing Spiritual Walk.

Season of Lent Worship Schedule

You can follow the scripture readings for each Sunday of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, and discuss them at Lenten Lectionary Lunch on Wednesdays at 11am.

All Lenten worship opportunities are on Zoom.  To receive the Zoom information, contact Pastor Lacey at lacey.cucc@gmail.com. Provide your name, phone number and email address and we will get back in touch with you.

Ash Wednesday:  Wednesday, February 17

A joint service with St. Paul’s Christian Church

6:30 Eating supper together

7:00 Worship

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First Sunday of Lent: Sunday, February 21

Bring something to eat and drink to Taizé as we celebrate communion together.

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Second Sunday of Lent: Sunday, February 28

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Third Sunday of Lent: Sunday, March 7

Bring something to eat and drink to 10:30 worship as we celebrate communion together.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent: Sunday, March 14

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Fifth Sunday of Lent: Sunday, March 21

Bring something to eat and drink to Taizé as we celebrate communion together.

At 10:30 worship, our youth will prepare us for Palm Sunday as we follow Jesus to the Garden of Gethsemane and delight in God’s creation.

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Sixth Sunday of Lent: Sunday, March 28

Palm Sunday

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Healing Service:  Monday, March 29

12:30-1:30 PM

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Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 1

A joint service with St. Paul’s Christian Church

6:30 Eating supper together

7:00 Worship

Read a description here

Bring something to eat and drink for communion.

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Stations of the Cross:  Friday, April 2

Sponsored by Witness for Peace Southeast

Noon – 2PM

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Forest Bathing:  Saturday, April 3

9:30-11:30 at Hemlock Bluffs

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the courtyard cross covered with flowers brought by members to celebrate the resurrectionEaster:  Sunday, April 4

We celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

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