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Sunday, March 3rd: Transfiguration Sunday
The season of Epiphany culminates in a shining vision of Jesus revealed as God’s son on the mountaintop.
From here we can see how far we’ve come, and get a sense of the land toward which we are moving. It is a fitting day to launch the Renewing Trinity 2.0 “Marching Toward Calling a New Pastor” campaign this month. You’ve come far, and God has a future for you!

Got Palms? Ash Wednesday ashes are traditionally Palm Ash! Our hosannas, in human frailty, turned to “crucify him”, and become the cross we wear on our foreheads as both an act of repentance and a prayer for baptismal renewal. If you saved last year’s Palms, please bring them for burning by March 3rd, Transfiguration Sunday. We will burn them immediately after worship in the Garth.

Wednesday, March 6th: Ash Wednesday
Ashes are a sign of repentance and cleansing. Ashes mixed with lye are used to make soap! Ashes are also a sign of renewal. Some of you remember the annual burning of the corn stubble in the fields to add nutrients to the soil for the next year’s crop! Ashes are a remembrance of mortality and God’s forgiveness. Life is short; God’s love is long! How will we live each day?

Spoken service with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 11:30 a.m.

Full service with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 10th: First Sunday in Lent
We celebrate the gift of Holy Communion with Angela Malmberg and Ben Malmberg as they receive their First Communion. They have been learning about this precious gift for the last several weeks and will bake the bread we receive that Sunday. We give thanks for this food for the Lenten journey.

Lenten Midweek Services Begin March 13th

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Love Flows Out!
This advent we celebrated how love comes down, and heaven touches earth in love. This lent, we trace the arms on that cross, and its broad embrace toward the world. Join us for evening prayer and music from the Taize community.

***Note: While there will be no formal noontime Wednesday Lenten worship, please join the 10:00 a.m. Bible Study group for deepened dwelling in the Word and extended time of prayer in the Library.***

Sunday, March 17th: Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 24th: Third Sunday in Lent

Sunday March 31st: Fourth Sunday in Lent – Dedication of Renewing Trinity 2.0 Pledging

Pilgrim Crosses: Cross-In-A-Square Liturgical Art Project
As part of your Lenten pilgrimage, following worship services, and at some group events, you will be invited to make a simple cross of felt on a square felt background. Patterns and felt will be provided! These crosses follow the tradition of “pilgrim crosses” in the Holy Land. These pilgrim crosses are a testimony of generations of believers who yearned to adore, to draw near, and to express their faith and desire to join Jesus in his walk, and align their lives to the God of saving and life-giving power.

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