The Season of Lent
The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call to Ninevah to repent and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. (The Sundays in Lent are not counted in this reckoning of the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, as every Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.)
From the Presbyterian Mission Agency worship resources
HOLY WEEK MID-DAY SERVICES
Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 | 11:50am-12:20pm | Sanctuary
Join us for daily devotionals led by pastors from downtown Marietta churches.
All are welcome to a soup and sandwich lunch in the Great Hall following the devotionals.
Thursday, April 6 | 7pm | Sanctuary
On this day we remember how Jesus, at table with his disciples, took the bread and the cup and issued this mandate: “Do this in remembrance of me.”
Friday, April 7 | 7pm | Sanctuary
Seven different preachers will offer a brief homily based on one of the seven last words that Jesus uttered before he breathed his last.
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Meri Kate Marcum
Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. Rev. Dr. Sam Stevenson
Woman, behold your son. Rev. Cassie Waits, FPC Associate Pastor
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Rev. Dr. Don Esa
I thirst. Rev. Dr. Pem Cooley
It is finished. Rev. Zeta Lambertson
Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. Rev. Dr. Paul Sherwood
If you would like to dedicate a lily in honor or in memory of a loved one, please complete the form below by Wednesday, April 5.
Donations can be made via Pushpay here. Choose “Easter Lilies” from the drop down menu. Hard copies are also available in the Gathering Space.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING
in a world of disaster, hunger, and oppression
Millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.
The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People – all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
LENTEN RECITAL SERIES
Wednesday, March 8-29 | 11:50am
The March 8 recital has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3 at 11:50am
Admission is free.