Lent 2018

Lent 2018
Covenant of Love

The season of Lent invites us into a time of reflection and renewal.

Beginning on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and ending on Easter Sunday (April 1), Lent summons us into the wilderness with Jesus, as he fasts and prays and prepares for the challenges that lie ahead.

In this wilderness space, we will reflect on year B lectionary texts focused on God’s covenant of love, a covenant that draws us into relationship with God and all of God’s creation.  As we hear the call to examine that which disrupts our covenant relationships with God and each other, we will also hear the call to renew our commitment to God’s ways of faithful love.  May it be a time of renewal for us all.

Here are some ways you can enter the season more deeply: 

†  Utilize the Lenten Devotional, created by SALT and provided by  BCMC,  centered around scripture and selected poetry by Mary Oliver (available in Gathering Place).

†  Participate in worship and these special services:

February 18: Lent 1
Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; I Peter 3:18-22;
Mark 1:9-15
Sermon:  Dawn Yoder Harms
Music:  Chancel Choir
Communion will be served  (Because we are in the midst of flu season, juice will be served in individual cups.

February 25: Lent 2
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
Sermon:  John Tyson
Music: Chancel Choir and Junior Choir

March 4: Lent 3
Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25;
John 2:13-22
Sermon:  Dawn Yoder Harms
Music: Chancel Bells

March 11: Lent 4
Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10;
John 3:14-21
Sermon:  Dawn Yoder Harms
Music:  Cherub Choir; Gabriel’s Trumpets

March 18: Lent 5
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10;
John 12:20-33
Sermon:  John Tyson
Music:  Chancel Choir
+ Lent hymn sing in the Sunday School hour

March 25: Palm/Passion Sunday
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; John 12:12-16; Philippians 2:5-11;
Sermon:  Dawn Yoder Harms
Music:  Chancel Bells

March 29: 7 pm Maundy Thursday and Stations of the Cross service
Location to be determined

April 1: Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24;
I Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8

7 am Sunrise Service led by the Senior High School Youth Group at the Prouty Home,
332 N. Hoover Road, Newton

Worship Service will begin at 10 am
Sermon:  John Tyson
Music:  Chancel Choir, Junior Choir, Cherub Choir
No Sunday School