Lent is an early English word for Spring. While it refers to a season of the year, it can also refer to a season of the soul. Just like we trim back old growth in our gardens so new growth can blossom, we need to take time to consider the things that have cluttered up our souls so revival can occur. Lent is that time. This season invites us into a time of reflection, repentance, and renewal as we ponder God’s redeeming acts in Christ.
This year during Lent, we will be engaged in a sermon series and book study based on the book, The Walk, by Adam Hamilton. We will spend this season looking at how Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life, and reflecting on our own walk with Christ and how we can experience God more fully, follow more closely, and walk with Christ on the journey that leads to the cross.
To help you prepare your heart during this important season of reflection, we are providing you with daily Lenten devotions. These Lenten devotions are designed to provide you an opportunity for daily reflection in your personal walk with Christ. Each day contains a scripture reading, a QR code enabling you to access a short video resource thoughtfully chosen to help you engage with the day’s topic, and a suggested response. A prayer focus is also provided at the end of each day’s devotion.
You can access this devotional material in a variety of ways. A paper copy will be available at the welcome center. The material will also be shared on Facebook and Instagram each day at 7:00 AM, and posted on our website. If you would like to receive your daily devotion as an email each morning, click the link below.
Let's walk during the season of Lent! On Wednesdays (March 1 - April 5) we will meet in the church lobby at 12:15 and take a leisurely 30-minute walk in the community surrounding the church. (In the event of bad weather, we will keep our walk to within the church building.)
While we are walking, we will discuss some reflection questions related to the study topic for that week, taken from the Lenten Devotion material (see above). The reflection questions will also be available for those who are not able to come to the church to walk, but wish to walk at your home or workplace each week. You can walk alone or with others.
Palm Sunday Worship
April 2 9:15 & 11:15 AM
Our CUMC Kids are invited to participate in a procession into the sanctuary with palms during the Processional Hymn (9:15 service) or Opening Song (11:15 service). Children will meet Ms. Joy in the narthex before the service and then follow the pastors and teachers into the sanctuary waving palms. After the procession ends, all children will be invited to follow their teachers, Ms. Joy and Zebby Dee to Kids Quest. Children will return to the sanctuary in time to participate in communion with their families.
Maundy Thursday Worship
April 6 at 7:30 PM
We will celebrate Jesus' last super with his disciples in the upper room before he was betrayed in the Garden of Gesthemene.
This will be a traditional-style worship service, with Holy Communion, and will end with the stripping of the altar. The ancient practice of stripping the Lord's table and sanctuary following communion is a vivid and dramatic way of showing the desolation and abandonment of the long night in Gethsemane and what followed.
This service will be livestreamed.
Good Friday Worship
April 3 at 7:30 PM
This will be a tenebrae style service that will include the extinguishing of candles interspersed with scripture and music that focuses on the crucifixion of Jesus.
This service will also be livestreamed.
6:30 AM Sunrise Worship will be a joint outdoor worship service with Korean UMC of Koinonia.
9:15 AM is a traditional worship service.
11:15 AM is a contemporary worship service.
The 9:15 and 11:15 AM services will also be livestreamed.