“Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful & compassionate, very patient,
full of faithful love, and ready to forgive.”
This Lenten season our emphasis is on “Returning” to God. Each Sunday the focus on scripture comes from the Old Testament that speaks of God’s covenants and promises to God’s people.
February 25 – Second Sunday of Lent…Rev. Chris Weichman focuses on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 for the week’s message.
Covenant Connections “Modified Pot-Luck from February 21 to March 21 during Lent: Jackie and Kevin will prepare the entrée and salad, you are asked to bring the sides; such as rolls, desserts, beverages, etc. to share. Homemade or store bought. Keep it simple. Keep it exciting! See you in Knox Hall at 5:15 p.m. NO CHARGE: a donation basket will be provided for contributions to cover food costs. After dinner adults can experience “Devotions” related to the following Sunday’s sermon text, that include creative bible readings, song, prayer and a hands-on activity. We’ll gather in different places of the church for each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For the kids, Britney will provide a simultaneous special children’s story or activity coordinated with what the grown-ups are doing!
Lenten Devotionals: This year the devotionals are in book form and are available at all of the entrances to the Sanctuary and just outside the church office. For the adults, pick up your copy of “A Wondrous Love” by Henri Nouwen. For families, take home a copy of “Home, Heart & Spirit.” It’s filled with daily devotions and related activities for kids.
Lenten Art Exhibit in the Covenant Community Art Gallery: Artwork from around the church is now on display in a special collection in the Covenant Community Gallery. The artwork depict various Lenten themes of prayer, reconciliation, service, and love. Use the gallery as a space to reflect on God’s work and renew your faith. The exhibit entitled “Return” runs now through April 7. You can visit the gallery Sunday mornings before or after Worship, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Holy Week Worship begins on Sunday, March 25 with Palm Sunday Worship Services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
March 29: Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
March 30: Good Friday Worship at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
April 1: Easter Sunday Worship Services with Communion at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.