Lent & Holy Week 2024


Lent 2024: “Bring Many Names”

Based the hymn of same name, text by Brian Wren, music by Carlton R. Young.

Join us for worship! Experience Lent from wherever you are, in-person, online (Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings), and broadcast via the telephone. The live stream starts 10 minutes before worship begins and is also available to view on demand anytime the next day.

 

 

Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, February 14, 2024

12pm Worship with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion

5:30 – 6:15pm Supper – Our Savior’s Cook-Off

Please remember to bring your muffin tin for the tasting (we’ll provide the liners).

6:30pm Worship with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

 

Lent 1 – Wednesday, February 21, 2024

12pm Worship with Holy Communion

5:30 – 6:15pm Supper – Pizza & Salad

6:30pm Worship (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

“Bring Many Names” verse 1

B. W. Anderson wrote in the Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, “God’s name signifies the personal relation between God and people, which is the supreme characteristic of biblical faith.” In other words, the relationship with have with God can be understood, in part, by what we call God. Or, more importantly, how God identifies God’s self. Traditionally, and in scripture, God has been known by many names: Yahweh, Creator, Father, Eternal One, to list only a few. Knowing God as Creator says something about God. Knowing God as Father says something about God that is a little different. This first week of Lent, we explore the significance of the many names of God!

 

Lent 2 – Wednesday, February 28, 2024

12pm Worship with Holy Communion

5:30 – 6:15pm Supper – TBD

6:30pm Worship (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

“Bring Many Names: Strong Mother God” verses 1 & 2

For many, naming God as Mother is awkward. For others, naming God as Mother is liberating. Theologian Mary Daly wrote in her book Beyond God the Father [Women] have not been free to use our own power to name ourselves, the world, or God” (p.6). Verse 2 of “Bring Many Names” describes a mother God as “Strong,” “working night and day,” with “genius at play.” The second week of Lent, we will explore other feminine qualities of God as represented in scripture, and as experienced in our own lives.

 

Lent 3 – Wednesday, March 6, 2024

12pm Worship with Holy Communion

5:30 – 6:15pm Supper – TBD

6:30pm Worship (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

“Bring Many Names: Warm Father God” verses 1 & 3

The Church is full of ancient imagery showing God as Father. Often, God has been imagined as an old man, with full beard and an imagined deep voice. In this week’s verse from “Bring Many Names,” our Father God is described as “hugging every child,” “caring and forgiving.” There is a softer side of God we may fail to because our traditional understandings have been limiting. In our third week of Lent, we will name God has Father.

 

Lent 4 – Wednesday, March 13, 2024

12pm Worship with Holy Communion

5:30 – 6:15pm Supper – TBD

6:30pm Worship (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

“Bring Many Names: Old Aching God” verses 1 & 4

God was there the first day of creation. We know God as having always been, being, and as One who will be, forever. Does God age? Can we name God as Old, mining the significance of God’s having been with creation through every moment? The fourth verse of our hymn describes God as Old & Aching, gray with endless care…” The fourth week of Lent, we imagine the impact centuries of relationship with the world has had on God, who has been “battling evil” and is “wider than despair.”

 

Lent 5 – Wednesday, March 20, 2024

12pm Worship with Holy Communion

5:30 – 6:15pm Supper – TBD

6:30pm Worship (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

Bring Many Names: Young, Growing God” verses 1 &5

Who even imagines God as “young, growing, eager, on the move”? The passing of time has so compromised the ways we see or call out to God, and our understandings of who the God is we reach out to. When you imagine God as “young” do you see Jesus? Jesus “said no to falsehood” and Jesus “cried out for justice.” In our fourth week of Lent, we name God is this, knowing Jesus as God manifest.

 

Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024

Palms, communion, and a look ahead to the “holiest of weeks.” Breakfast (free will offering) will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

9:30am Worship with Holy Communion

10:15pm Palm Sunday Breakfast

 

Maundy Thursday – Thursday, March 28, 2024

12pm Worship with Holy Communion

6:30pm Worship (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

Bring Many Names: Young, Growing God” verses 1 & 5

Who even imagines God as “young, growing, eager, on the move”? The passing of time has so compromised the ways we see or call out to God, and our understandings of who the God is we reach out to. When you imagine God as “young” do you see Jesus? Jesus “said no to falsehood” and Jesus “cried out for justice.” In our fourth week of Lent, we name God is this, knowing Jesus as God manifest.

 

Good Friday, March 29, 2024

As the day draws to a close, and darkness descends, we hear the story in the words of the Gospel and ponder the grace of God in the crucified Jesus.

12pm Worship with Holy Communion

6:30pm Worship (in person, live stream, and via the phone)

 

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024

The tomb is empty! Lots of music, the message of the Gospel, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

9:30am Worship with Holy Communion

 

The church office will be closed Monday, April 1, 2024.

 

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