Lenten Season 2017 – Journey to the Cross
This year our Lenten theme is following Jesus on the journey to the cross. This year our Lenten sermon series will be based upon “Scriptural Stations of the Cross” that travel with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to standing before Pilate to carrying his cross. This season calls us to reflect on Jesus’ journey, and our own journey, as we encounter the true depths of God’s love for us all. How does the journey of Christ call us to take a step closer to Him on our own journeys of life?
Ash Wednesday – March 1st, 7 PM
Taize Worship – Wednesday March 29th, 7 PM
- Taize is an ancient style of worship that calls us to deep times of reflection, silence, and prayer.
Palm Sunday Worship – Sunday April 9th, 9 AM & 10:30 AM
- On Palm Sunday, the Chancel Choir, along with a solo quartet of our section leaders, and accompanied by organ and Viennese String Trio, will present the Mozart Missa Brevis in d minor. A Missa Brevis, literally “short mass”, is a truncated setting of the traditional liturgical Latin text. This form of choral repertoire, set thousands of times by varied composers over the past thousand years, is a wonderful vehicle for reflecting not only on the majesty of our God, but also the Lenten themes of sacrifice, salvation, and redemption. Mozart wrote this 15-minute setting of the Mass text when he was thirteen years old, and it is his only Missa Brevis setting in a minor key. We hope this musical offering ushers the Linworth community into the events of Holy Week with hearts that are open, and eyes that are turned toward our Savior.
Holy Week Service – Thursday April 13th, 7 PM
- This service will combine traditional elements of the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services including Holy Communion.
Easter Sunday Worship – Sunday April 16th, 9 AM & 10:30 AM
Lenten Prayer Chapel & Stations of the Cross
This season we have transformed the front of the Linworth sanctuary into an intimate prayer chapel space. Throughout Lent whenever the church is open you are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary, meditate, and pray. There are prayer crosses and stones for you to take with you. Also you can tie a ribbon onto the prayer wall with someone or something you are praying for. Furthermore, you are invited to explore the Scriptural Stations of the Cross that are posted on around the Linworth sanctuary.
All are welcome into this space and into a time of prayer to come alongside Jesus on this journey to the cross and to be filled with Christ’s gifts of hope and healing.