Lent & Easter at Faith

February 22 - April 9

Lent is the 40-day period of renewal and preparation before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday. For hundreds of years, Lent has been an important season for Christians to meditate, study, pray, participate in spiritual disciplines, and renew their vows to the Lord as they strive to increase their understanding of Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection. Our hope is that you, and others you invite, will participate fully in the Lenten activities offered here at Faith. May God renew us and prepare us to celebrate again all that he did for us on the cross and at the empty tomb!  All services will be in person and livestreamed. 

Ash Wednesday Dinner & Worship (February 22 — dinner at 5:30 p.m., worship at 7:00 p.m.)

This meaningful service at 7:00 p.m. initiates the season of Lent and includes the imposition of ashes and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.  Join us early at 5:30 in Link Hall for a shared meal together.


Wednesday Evenings in Lent: Reflections on God’s Word (March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 — 7:00 p.m.)

We will gather these Wednesday evenings in Lent for a time of contemplative worship together. Each Wednesday, we will take time to read through all (or most) of a book of the Bible together.  Readings will be interspersed with silence, song and prayer.  This year we will read through Jonah (3/1), Lamentations (3/8), Colossians (3/15), 1 Peter (3/22), and John 1-12 (a special 2-hour service on 3/29).  We will also share the Lord’s Supper together each week. 


Palm/Passion Sunday Worship (April 2 — 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.)

We celebrate the beginning of Holy Week together in worship.


Maundy Thursday Dinner & Worship (April 6 — dinner at 5:30 p.m., worship at 7:00 p.m.)

This service, commemorating the Last Supper, is an important time to gather around the Lord’s Table.  We will gather for dinner in Link Hall at 5:30.  Then we will stay together around the dinner table in Link Hall for our time of worship—from our dinner tables to the Lord’s Table. 


Good Friday Tenebrae Service (April 7 — 7:00 p.m.)

Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness, shadows”) is a traditional service often held on Good Friday that rehearses the passion of Christ and is characterized by the gradual extinguishing of light. Though an ancient tradition, this is one we are introducing to Faith this year for the first time. 


Easter Sunday Worship  (April 9 — 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 a.m.)

We will gather for Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. on the church patio. Services in the sanctuary will follow at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us for this celebration!  We will have special refreshments on the patio between the 7:00 and 9:00 services.