Intergenerational Lenten Faith Journey
March 9, 16 and 23— — Plan to attend this new and exciting approach to Lent. In this interactive, intergenerational program of study, action and prayer we will be learning together for three Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30 in the Church House. This form of Christian growth and study will include use of “reflection stations” for contemplation and prayer that our youth have utilized at Youth Triennium and Presbytery Youth events. Rev. Lindner and Sherrie Reilley, our Director of Christian Education will provide leadership. Bagels and coffee are provided! Come join us. This program replaces the Adult Seminar and Sunday School for these weeks.
March 9: Preparing to Participate in Christ’s Passion — Preparing ourselves for Lent. Stations to include issues of seeking, listening, praying, recalling the events of Lent and “planting” change.
March 16: Learning of the Lenten Lamb: Knowing the Christ of the Cross — The Jesus of Lent is not the baby of Bethlehem or the Risen Christ but is the teacher, guide, leader, healer, preacher who turns over the tables of the money changers and attends the wedding at Cana. Stations to include: mapping where we find Jesus, glitter globes that help focus on who Jesus is, identifying the “growth “ we sprout in and through Jesus
March 23: Responding in Radical Relationship — focusing on what Lent means in terms of our response through service, giving and forgiveness of self and others. Stations to include: Peace pole, “burning or disposing” of the baggage we do not need on this journey, preparing for giving through One Great Hour of Sharing.
Format — Each week will begin with a brief overview and orientation including some simple music. The bulk of each Session will be given to activities at the stations with a very brief concluding prayer and dismissal to worship. The Stations will remain up through the coffee hour each week and choir and others unable to attend at 9:15 will be encouraged to participate.
March 30 – Annual Deacon’s Pancake Breakfast. NO Adult Seminar and NO Sunday School.
April 6 — “Repentance and Forgiveness Biblical themes in Lent” — In this seminar we will read and consider again the Bible passages which call us to repentance and forgiveness and discuss how these spiritual goals might be achieved.