10:30 a.m. Worship Service
6:30 p.m. Taize Service
February 28th 6-7:30 pm
In the church, the day before Lent is called Shrove Tuesday. Shrove is an ancient word for “absolution” or forgiveness. Traditionally this is the time to get rid of all the rich, sweet and fatty things in the pantry so that we can better observe a holy Lent. People would get rid of things like eggs, butter, milk, and sugar (syrup) but instead of throwing them out, someone along the way realized that this was all the stuff needed to make pancakes. Over time, pancake dinners on Fat Tuesday became a church tradition.
This year, we will have a pancake dinner at the church. Donations will be accepted to help send our youth to summer camp and on a mission trip. If you have questions, would be willing to help, or have an electric griddle we could borrow, contact Pastor Josh.
Ash Wednesday is on March 1.
There will be two opportunities for ashes.
Drive up at 7 am – 9am or at the Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 pm.
Ash Wednesday is observed in many traditional Christian churches as a day of fasting and repentance. It is the first day of Lent, a 40 day season of self-denial and contemplation of one's sins, representing Jesus' 40 days of temptation in the wilderness. Lent culminates in the joyous celebration of the LORD's resurrection at Easter.
May your Ash Wednesday be a time of reflection and promise.
Pilgrimage to Israel
Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm there will be an informational meeting about the pilgrimage to Israel in July of 2018. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall and answer any questions you may have. The main question on everyone’s mind is, “will we be safe?” The short answer is, “Yes!” Millions of pilgrims travel in Israel each year so come learn about this amazing experience and get a taste of what you will see and experience in this trip of a lifetime.