With Advent and Christmas now behind us, the Worship and Music Ministry along with some of the Liturgy Teams
met on January 8th to start making plans for the upcoming Lenten and Easter Season.
Highlights from that meeting are listed below. You might want to mark your calendars with some of the key dates.
The theme for Lent this year will be based on the Stations of the Cross.
Ed, along with the Liturgy Teams will be designing services covering 2-3 stations per week.
If you would like to get a better understanding of what the Stations of the Cross is about you might enjoy reading
the book titled "Walk with Jesus, Stations of the Cross" authored by Henri Nouwen.
Ed will be using this book as part of his reference material during the Lenten season.
ADDITIONAL NOTES REGARDING LENT
The choir director is looking at the possibility of incorporating a cantata into the Lenten/Easter season.
A Lenten Devotional booklet titled "Hope-Full Living" has been ordered.
The devotional booklets will be available in the narthex starting Sunday, February 26th.
If you prefer, the devotional is also available for $.99 in Kindle and Nook formats.
Here is the link.
Communion will be served throughout Lent, including Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday,
similar to the way it was done during Advent.
You will see all three serving versions used (Traditional, Intinction and Communion at the side cross).
The congregation will be given various options for Easter Flower purchases and/or donations as was done during Advent.
EASTER SERVICES (ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED IN MARCH)
Tentative plans are to have an Easter Sunrise Service at The Union Township Veteran's Memorial Park
(Helicopter Park) in Glen Este again this year.
Our traditional Easter Service will be at the regular 10:30 AM time slot.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE SPECIAL SERVICES
Wednesday, March 1st, 7:00PM Ash Wednesday Service
Thursday, April 13th, 7:00PM Maundy Thursday Service
Sunday, April 16th, Easter Sunrise Service. (Time TBD)