Seasonal Services

Lent

Lent is a season of forty days, not including Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at Easter vigil. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter. Historically, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time for penance by all Christians.

A Service of Lenten Meditation will be held each Wednesday February 14 through March 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel.

Ash Wednesday

This service on the first day of Lent includes the traditional imposition of ashes, as a sign of our own mortality and our confession sin before God within the community of faith.

February 14, 2018 TBA

Easter

Passion/Palm Sunday – April 9, 2017

 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. (combined 10:30 worship services)

Hibben’s annual Easter egg hunt begins at 9:15 a.m. on the front steps of the church.

At 10:00 a.m., all Faith Formation classes through 6th grade and our Hibben Preschool guests will meet in the sanctuary to rehearse for the procession of palms. Following the procession, they will offer two songs, then be seated with their parents for the remainder of the 10:30 service.

Fellowship Dinner at 11:45 a.m. in the CLLC


Mid-Day Lenten Meditation – February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. Noon in the Chapel


Maundy Thursday  Tenebrae Service – March 29, 2018

TBA  Holy Communion  ~ Stripping of the Altar

(Nursery Provided)


Easter Sunday Worship – April 1, 2018

7:00 a.m.    Sunrise Service

8:15 a.m.    Traditional Morning Worship (Sanctuary)

10:30 a.m.  Traditional Morning Worship (Sanctuary)

10:30 a.m.  The Well

We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior at our regularly scheduled Traditional services.

Advent

Advent marks the beginning of the church year. It begins with the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. Advent comes from the Latin word, adventus, meaning “coming.” It is a season to prepare for the coming of Christ in various meanings: the promised coming of the Messiah to the Jews, the coming of Jesus being born in Bethlehem, the promised return of the risen Christ in final victory, and the continual coming of Christ into the lives and hearts of believers.

Advent  is part of the cycle of seasons that includes Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, all related in some fashion to the coming of Jesus. That cycle is followed by Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the long Pentecost season.

 First Sunday of Advent Worship – December 3, 2017

 Worship at 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary),  10:30 a.m. (The Well)


Second Sunday of Advent Worship – December 10, 2017

 Worship at 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary), 10:30 a,m. (The Well)

We will not be holding our annual Christmas parade pizza and cookies this year. Because of construction along Coleman Boulevard, the parade route has changed and will not be near the church.


Third Sunday of Advent Worship – December 17, 2017

Worship at 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary), 10:30 a,m. (The Well)

Christmas Contata at the 10:30 Sanctuary service


Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship – December 24, 2017 

Worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. combined (Sanctuary)
There will be no Well service

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017

4:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion

5:30 p.m. Family Nativity Service–Presented by all children in attendance

7:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion (Nursery Provided)


 

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