Early in the Church's history, the major events in Christ's life were observed with special observances, such as His birth, baptism, death, resurrection and ascension. As these observances developed, a period of time was set aside prior to the major events of Jesus' birth and resurrection as a time of preparation. During the season of Lent, the Church's worship assumes a more penitential character. In the ancient Church, the weeks leading up to Easter were a time of intensive preparation for people who were to be baptized at the Easter vigil on the Saturday prior to Easter. This time in the Church's calendar year was seen as an especially appropriate time for Baptism because of the relationship between Christ's death and resurrection and our own in Baptism. This focus suggests that the season of Lent serves not only as a time to reflect on the suffering that Christ endured on our behalf but also as an opportunity to reflect upon our own Baptism and what it means to live as a child of God.
ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
ASH WEDNESDAY - SHEA CAMPUS
Join us for worship as we begin the 2017 Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, March 1st at the Shea Campus.
Shea Campus Worship Times -- 8:30am and 7:00pm Ashes are distributed and communion is served. (Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at 6pm prior to the evening service.)
2017 LENT SEASON WORSHIP SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAYS IN LENT - SHEA CAMPUS
Join us throughout the season of Lent for Wednesday morning or evening worship during Lent. (Dinner will be served at 6pm in the fellowship hall prior to the evening service.)
Shea Campus Worship Time -- 8:30am and 7:00pm from March 1st through April 5th. Dinner is served in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm prior to the evening service at 7pm.