Soup Suppers will be served on Wednesdays of Lent (March 8–April 5) from 5:00–6:15 p.m. Choose from different soups, delicious bread, beverages and dessert. PB&J sandwiches and jelly sandwiches will be provided for children. A free will donation will be accepted.
Mid-Week Lent Worship
March 1–April 5, 2017 6:15 p.m. Service
During the season Lent, we will be preaching on the book of Lamentations. Our tendency is to stay away from the themes captured in this book: God’s sovereign judgement, God’s righteous and Holy anger, the unfaithfulness of His people and the depths of sorrow, loneliness and desolation that sin wreaks upon the human heart.
Let’s face it, it’s a bit depressing and emotionally draining. Yet it’s a crucial part of our journey as we come to understand the power of sin in our lives and the depth of God’s love for us that helps us to make a u-turn.
While other books have a significant story line, the book of Lamentations seems to be a bit more obscure in that it contains five separate poems that reflect on the desolation of Jerusalem. Though these words are spoken over the destruction of a city, one can’t help but reflect on how these laments (cries) mirror our own walk of reflection, repentance (a turning back to God) and God’s redeeming grace.
During Lent, we will be focusing on:
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (Repentance) – Ash Wednesday, March 1
Worthless Treasures (When you lose it all… what will you have left?) – March 8
Voluntary Confinement (Neglecting those closest to us / Family) – March 15
Mud in the Masterpiece (Moving from repentance to renewal) – March 22
Ready, Aim, Fire… When You’re the Target (When people are against us) – March 29
Forget-Me-Nots… (Sometimes we feel forgotten) – Wednesday, April 5
Throughout this season you will be offered practical ways to apply these principles to your lives including a worship experience, a home application and a 40-day prayer tracker to help you in your Lenten journey.
When it comes to any discipline, begin with prayer, asking the Holy Spirit for guidance. Prayerfully dedicate all your choices to God over the course of these next six weeks. Don’t be too hard on yourself, too righteous, or too legalistic. The idea is to have a discipline that moves you spiritually closer to God.
If you break your discipline, simply repent quietly and start over. Remember that Peter denied Jesus and all the others abandoned him. Yet all repented and were welcomed by Jesus after the resurrection.