Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lent at Bethany

Lent is the season of preparation for Easter.  Traditionally in the church it has been a season of intensive prayer, penitence, almsgiving, self-denial, and fasting.  It is a time for us as Christians to focus on the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection, and to examine how we live as Christians.  It is a time for deepening faith, both individually and as a community.  Please join us for the following services and events during Lent at Bethany:
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, March 8 - a sugary celebration of the last day before Lent
  • Ash Wednesday Service, March 9, 7pm - marks the beginning of the season of Lent
  • Weekly worship at 11am Sunday mornings
  • Wednesday Lenten Meal and Bible Studies, 6pm - we will be doing a Bible Study on the life of Jesus leading up to his death on the cross.  There will be a separate program for the children, also on the life of Jesus.  The meal begins at 6pm, and Bible Study/children's program will begin roughly at 6:30pm on 5 Wednesdays in Lent, beginning March 16, and ending April 13.
  • Palm Sunday, April 17, 11am
  • Maundy Thursday, April 21, 7pm - a celebration of Jesus' Last Supper and the institution of the Lord's Supper
  • Good Friday, April 22, 7pm - the day we remember Jesus' death on the cross
  • Easter Sunday, April 24: Sunrise Service (with program by the children), Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast, Service of Holy Communion at 10:00am
We hope you will join us for this holy season of Lent.

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