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. This year, we will guide you through six spiritual disciplines, offering new ideas that may enable you to walk with Jesus and experience transformation:

Fasting
Praying
Listening to God
Embracing Simplicity
Unplugging
Trying New Spiritual Disciplines

WHAT IS PRACTICING SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES ABOUT?
To practice something implies an attempt to develop a habit, acquire or master a skill. But rather than transforming someone into a master faster or expert prayer warrior, what is transformed through engaging in spiritual practices is one’s relationship with God through Christ.

LENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 10 | Palm Sunday (Holy Week Begins)

Special Lenten Lecture with Dr. Brennan Breed
Jesus: Messiah and King

9:45-10:45am | Sanctuary

Lenten Concert Series
Wednesdays, March 16 – April 13 | 12 noon | Sanctuary
featuring Chohee Kim, organ, Will Myers, violin, Dr. YoonSook Song, piano,
Dr. JungEun Oh, flute, Church Street Strings

Holy Week Services (Monday, April 11-Friday, April 15)
Volunteers needed! Sign up here.

Daily Devotionals | 12:15pm | Sanctuary
Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri – Devotionals led by Marietta Square pastors
Wed – Special Organ Concert with Chohee Kim
All are welcome to a soup and sandwich lunch in the Great Hall following the devotionals.


Thursday, April 14

Maundy Thursday Service | 7pm | Sanctuary
Communion will be served.

Friday, April 15
Good Friday Service | 7pm | Sanctuary
7 preachers explore the 7 last words of Christ.

40 Days of Food
March 2 – April 10
Instead of giving something up, give something back!
Click here for details.

Easter Lilies
If you would like to dedicate a lily in honor or in memory of a loved one, please complete this form and return it with a donation by Wednesday, April 13.

Please mail your forms and donations to the address below or place them in the mailbox of Kelly Lee, Financial Associate. You can also submit a form online at fpcmarietta.org/lilies. Online payments can be made via Pushpay at pushpay.com/g/fpcmarietta. Choose “Easter Lilies” from the drop down menu.

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Fasting

Christians fast for repentance,
to clarify and intensify their
prayers, to ask God for
guidance, to purify their
hearts before God and ask
God to continue that process
of purification, or to free
up money/resources
to give to the poor or to
Christ’s mission.

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Praying

Prayer is interwoven into
almost all spiritual disciplines
because keeping company
with Jesus involves talking to
God, listening to God, and
simply being with God—in
other words, praying.

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Listening to God

Jesus calls us his friend (John 15:15). The spiritual discipline of listening to God brings into focus an invitation from Jesus to converse with him, rather than view prayer solely as an opportunity to tell God things and ask God for help.

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Embracing Simplicity

Calhoun writes that the
purpose of simplicity is “to
uncomplicate and untangle
my life so I can focus on what
really matters.”

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Unplugging

Even today, people enter
monastic movements to
center their lives on Jesus,
and they embrace a simple
lifestyle to do so. A day, weekend, or month
without one or more forms
of technology can be
enlightening and refreshing.

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Trying New Practices

We can use creativity and
imagination to consider new
and innovative ways to keep
company with Jesus.

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CONTACT US

We’d love to hear from you, whether you have a question, suggestion or just want to get involved. Fill out this form to get in touch. And be sure to connect with us on social media to join our online community.

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