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Lent at Grace

Lenten Devotions Available for All Ages
We have daily devotions available now for use during Lent: four different ones geared for young children, older elementary children, middle and high school students, and adults Pick yours up now and start using the devotions on Ash Wednesday, February 10.

Ash Wednesday, February 10, 6:35 pm: Worship with Holy Communion and imposition of ashes.

Sundays, 9:00 am: Worship with Holy Communion, including quiet time for prayer with candles in the cross.

Mondays, 7:00-7:30 pm: Prayer Around the Cross; quiet worship with plenty of time to dwell in the glow of candles in the cross. Themes for each week’s service will be available ahead of time.

Wednesdays, 6:35 pm: Worship with Holy Communion, using Holden Evening Prayer. Dialogues in place of a sermon will invite us into a new experience of the story of Jesus’ life and journey to his death.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, March 20, 9:00 am: Worship with Holy Communion,
Monday, of Holy Week, March 21, 7:00 pm: Prayer Around the Cross
Wednesday of Holy Week, March 23: No worship; no Wednesday evening meal or education
Maundy Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm: Worship with Holy Communion.
Good Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm: Worship


Attention High School Parents:

Please encourage your youth to attend our youth group gathering this Sunday, January 31, from 5 to 7 pm. We’ll have a chance to talk with some adult members of the congregation—Dr. Steve Rinderknecht, Ginnie Peters, and Dr. Doug Selover—about issues that many youth and/or their friends are facing—depression, eating disorders, cutting, suicide. In one way or another, these are issues that touch absolutely every one of our youth. The event will include decompressing with some fun games, but will definitely have a more serious edge than some of our youth group events. Please encourage your youth to join us for this vitally important conversation. Pizza provided. Contact Pastor Julie if you have questions.

Shrove Tuesday is only about six weeks away!

Put the date on your calendars now … it’s Tuesday, February 9th! Details will be coming, but you know the general plan…the shrove will have chosen this year’s hiding place, the pancakes will be hot and ready to be flipped into mouths…we’ll have silly trivia questions…and laughter will be everywhere!