Season of Lent

News | February 16, 2023

Wednesdays during the Season of Lent

Gather in community during the 40 days of Lent, March 1—March 29

Noontime Worship | 12 noon-12:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Breathe deeply in the midst of your workday for these contemplative noontime gatherings. Half-hour services include music, silence, a pastoral reflection, and Holy Communion centered on the same themes as Wednesday evenings.

Suppers | 5:30-6:55 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
A hungry throng gathers each Lenten Wednesday for catered suppers, planned with busy folks in mind. You won’t need a reservation. Just bring your freewill donation to help cover the per-plate cost ($8/person or $25/family is suggested). Those inspired to contribute more are welcome to do so (actual food costs are 20-percent higher).

Adult learning | 5:30-6:15 p.m. in Luther Loft
Aligned with the Lenten theme of Feathers of Faith, this discussion will focus each week on one of the birds in Debbie Blue’s book, Consider the Birds. Blue’s close-up look at birds in Scripture is “edgy, scholarly, and shocking”; it reveals poignant life lessons on desire and gratitude, power and vulnerability, insignificance and important. Bill McKibben has said that Blue’s book reminds us that “the natural world can be an endless source of metaphor and inspiration.” Pastor Peter A. Pettit leads in the Luther Loft. The book is available in the Book Corner for $13.

Choir rehearsal | 6-6:45 p.m., Choir rooms
All choirs will rehearse on Wednesdays during Lent. Children’s and Youth Choir will be from 6-6:45 p.m.; Chorale will gather from 6-6:55 p.m.

Evening Worship | 7-7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
The beautiful Holden Evening Prayer liturgy fills the Sanctuary on Wednesday nights in Lent. Feathers of Faith: Lenten Inspiration from Birds of the Bible is the unifying theme. Each week, a different bird featured in the Bible will be explored along with what these feathered friends teach us about God and faith. Soar into the Easter season with lessons, activities, and stories inspired by birds. Children encouraged to worship; childcare also available. Come, bless your winter-weary spirit. You’ll be on your way home by 7:30.

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