Lent and Easter

Lent | March 6-April 21
Easter | April 21

Sermon Series | March 10-April 21

Strangers in a Strange Land: The Church in an Age of Exile

How we live is shaped by where we live.  And today we as Christians in North America live in exile.  Our experience as followers of Christ in an increasingly post-Christian culture is similar to the experience Israel experienced during the many years they were in exile in the latter part of their history before the coming of Christ.  And just as God used the exile of Israel as a spiritual discipline to shape and form their spiritual lives in Him, so God uses our experience of exile to shape and form us too.  What can we learn from Israel’s history of exile to help us live more faithfully in Christ today?

Lent Short-Term Small Groups

Lent Small Groups will begin meeting the week of March 10. If you know someone new to our community, or new to small groups, who might like to join, please share the word with them.  You can find details and sign up here:

Lent Devotional

Lent Devotional | Printed copies will be available at Welcome Centers on March 10. You may also sign up to receive the devotions as daily emails. Daily emails will begin on March 10 and end on April 21.

A pdf version is also available for download.

Honor/Remember a Loved One at Easter

Honor or remember a loved one at Easter by purchasing an Easter lily or by making a donation to City with Dwellings.  Order forms can be found at the Welcome Desks or use the online form below.

Order by April 8.

Holy Week Workshop & Dinner

Sunday, April 7 | 5-6pm | Fellowship Hall
(Yes, it’s a week before Holy Week, so that we don’t collide with spring break).  The Workshop is a great way to equip yourself and your family to engage in Holy Week at home.

The Holy Week Workshop is designed for families as a way to be shaped by the amazing love that Jesus shared with us during the week he rode into Jerusalem and willingly faced death for us.  At the workshop, we’ll make interactive Resurrection Gardens that will help you engage with the Story each day at home.  We will also have other interactive activities designed to share the love of Jesus, a short time of celebrating together, and dinner.

Dinner | Soup or Cheese Pizza; Veggies/Fruit, drink, dessert

  • $5 per adult (12 and older)
  • $2 per child (11 and under)

There is no charge for the Resurrection Garden Kit.

Register | Registration is open until April 1.

Holy Week | April 14-21

Palm Sunday | April 14
8:45am Worship, Sanctuary
11am Worship, Worship Center

No WNL on Wednesday, April 17 (spring break; Holy Week)

Maundy Thursday Service | April 18
7pm, Sanctuary
Service includes special music and Communion

Good Friday | April 19
12-1pm, Stations of the Cross

Easter Sunday | April 21
8:45 am Worship, Sanctuary
10am Community Celebration in Fellowship Hall
11am Worship, Worship Center
*Bring a fresh flower to place on the Easter Cross
Childcare (birth-preK) available during both services; No Children’s Church during worship
No Sunday School or Childcare during Community Time