Lent 2021

Historically, the season of Lent has been a time of preparation for baptism at the Easter Vigil service. During this time, those awaiting baptism (or affirmation of baptism) would be invited to explore what it means to be a disciple of Christ – a crucified and risen Christ. Continuing in this tradition, we are invited yearly to dive deeper into the heart of our faith, revealed to us through water, through word, and through the gift of bread and wine.


Materials we have sent out to accompany you on the journey are:

1. Ashes for Ash Wednesday service: either use the enclosed at-home liturgy or join us for worship and partake in the imposition of ashes with your church family

2. A wooden cross: Weekly we will gather for Holden Prayer Around the Cross. We’ve included a cross so that we can have a sense of all gathering around the same cross and offering our prayer. Pre-recorded musical offerings of disciples will make up the majority of this service.


We will continue to offer a mix of pre-recorded and live services (Zoom/streamed to YouTube) for Lent. Links
for these services will come by email.

Worship Schedule for the season:

2/17 (Ash Wednesday)
Live worship at Noon and 7:15pm

2/21, Sunday
Pre-recorded service

2/24, Wednesday, at 7:15pm
Live service of Prayer Around the Cross

2/28, Sunday
Pre-recorded service

3/3, Wednesday, at 7:15pm
Live service of Prayer Around the Cross

3/7, Sunday
Pre-recorded service

3/10, Wednesday, at 7:15pm
Live service of Prayer Around the Cross

3/14, Sunday, at 9:30am
Live service (with Communion)

3/17, Wednesday, at 7:15pm
Live service of Prayer Around the Cross

3/24, Sunday
Pre-recorded service


Join us for Weekly Zoom Bible Studies with your Pastors/Deacon
During Lent, we will offer weekly Bible Studies with your rostered leaders as an opportunity to dive deeper into the text for the upcoming Sunday. Please note that these Bible Studies are offered at different days and times each week, with hopes that many disciples can join us! Zoom links will be shared in the Friday blast the week prior, and on our community Facebook page.


Our Bible Study schedule for the season:

  • Monday, 2/8 at 4:30PM – Mark 9:2-9 with Deacon Heather
  • Thursday, 2/18 at 10AM – Mark 1:9-15 with Pastor Paisley
  • Wednesday, 2/24 at 11AM – Mark 8:31-38 with Pastor Jean
  • Wednesday, 3/3 at 10AM – John 2:13-22 with Pastor Sarah
  • Thursday, 3/11 at Noon – John 3:14-21 with Pastor Paisley
  • Monday, 4/15 at 5PM – John 12:20-33 with Deacon Heather


Holy Week Worship
We will journey through the holiest week of the church year the week of March 28, 2021. Please mark your calendars for these dates – more details to come soon!

• Palm Sunday – Sunday, March 28
• Good Friday – Friday, April 2
• Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 1
• Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 4