Lenten Worship: Signposts for the Journey
Think of the last time you left your house-where did you go? How did you get there? What signs did you see along the way? Traveling by foot, car, bus, or train, we expect to see signs that will aid us from getting here to there-speed limit, stop, station name, yield, direction, bus stop, curve in road, ped crossing, bike lane, road closed, detour, one way, merge. The signs we see along the way are meant to provide clarity, direction and in some cases, comfort (it's always helpful to know ahead of time that the bridge is out).
The same is true for the journey we make as disciples of Jesus. God provides us signs - those meant to provide clarity, direction, and comfort. On Ash Wednesday, February 18, we begin our Lenten journey. Using the Psalms for the season, we will be looking for the signs God provides us along the journey.
You are invited to participate in several ways with this worship time. Every week a new sign will be added in the worship space. If you'd like to help create those, please be in touch with Sharon. As well, you are invited to read through the psalms and the descriptions for each worship time. As you read, are there gifts you would contribute to our time together? Think broadly here! A reflection on your love of knitting or theatre. A photo, a poem, a writing, movement - the only limits are your imagination!
Questions, comments? Ask Sharon!
Palm/Passion Sunday, March 29
We begin at 10:30 a.m. at Penrose Square Park for a joint worship with our brothers and sisters from Trinity Episcopal. After this time of worship, we will walk down Columbia Pike towards the church building. Along the way, we will hear parts of the story of Jesus' passion. This part of worship is available by FaceTime for those not able to walk. Gather in Handy Chapel for direction to broadcast place.
Upon arriving at the building we will move into the sanctuary where we will immerse ourselves in the Passion narrative.
Maundy Thursday, April 2
Worship at 7:30 p.m.
Remembering the last Supper Jesus ate with His disciples
Good Friday, April 3
11:00 a.m. Joint worship with Trinity Episcopal. Meet at their Thrift Shop (Columbia Pike and George Mason); noon liturgy in their sanctuary.
Worship at 7:30 p.m.--Arlington Presbyterian Sanctuary
A service of darkness
Easter Sunday, April 5
Mark 16:1 - 8