2018 Lenten Activities at Holy Trinity
"At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness
forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him."
During the church season of Lent, we follow the gospel of Mark as the Holy Spirit hurls Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days. During these 40 days, we offer the following events to help us confront our own wilderness experiences.
February 14, Noon and 7 PM
We enter the Lenten season with the traditional application of ashes on our foreheads and we hear these words: Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.
Sunday Lenten Worship
February 18 & 25, March 4, 11 & 18, 9:45 AM
We engage in contemplative worship as we consider our own personal journeys through the wilderness.
Wednesday Soup and Lenten Worship
February 21 & 28, March 7, 14 & 21, 6 PM
We come together for dinner and evening worship focused on the idea of change.
Sunday, March 25, 9:45 AM
We celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem, all the while looking ahead to the coming events of Holy Week. A palm parade will begin at9:10 in the Fellowship Hall and out into our neighborhood, followed by worship at 9:45 in the sanctuary.
Maundy Thursday: Supper, Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar
Thursday, March 29, 6 PM
Jesus commands us to love one another – in service to each other, symbolized by the washing of the feet, and in community, symbolized by the sharing of communion. Finally, we strip the altar and sanctuary bare to mark the transition to the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
March 30, 7 PM
Our Good Friday service, set in a bare and quiet sanctuary, is a time for reflection and prayer.
Saturday, March 31, 7:30 PM
This service is full of contrasts: darkness and light; death and life; chaos and order; slavery and freedom. We begin outdoors with the lighting of a bonfire. We follow the lead candle into the fellowship hall for stories and music. With our small candles we process through the dark halls to the Easter light in the sanctuary and the celebration of the resurrection in Holy Communion.