Our Lenten journey begins on Wednesday February 26, 2020,  Ash Wednesday, where we will gather here at Aldersgate  with our sister congregation, West Chelmsford UMC at 7:30 p.m.  Our congregations have had a long tradition of beginning this holy season together in worship, and this year we will host them  in our space.  A time for fellowship will follow in the church Hall.

During Lent we offer a mid-week meal and worship service on Wednesday evenings.  Our Sunday worship services will focus on the “Lord’s Prayer”, our Wednesday Evening Worships will focus on the Gospel stories for Lent: “Encounters with Jesus” – John the Baptist, Nicodemus, the Woman at the Well, the Blind Man and Lazarus.  We will celebrate Palm Sunday complete with a Palm Parade, and move into Holy Week where we will gather for the Last Supper.  We will observe a day of prayer on Good Friday in preparation of our hearts for Easter.

An Easter Egg Hunt for children is also offered on the Saturday before Easter, where children hear the story of the first Easter and search for eggs hidden on the church grounds.

Lenten Wednesday Soup Supper and Worship Schedule


March 4      6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

March 11     6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

March 18     6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

March 25     6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

April 1          6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

April 9          6:00pm Seder Meal, 7:30pm Holy Thursday Service


Holy Week

Palm/Passion Sunday   8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.    Worship with Palms and                                                                                                        Hosanna

Maundy Thursday         6:00 p.m.                                   Seder Meal

                                             7:30 p.m.                                   Worship in the                                                                                                                         Sanctuary                                                                                                                                  with Holy Communion

Good Friday                   Noon to 3:00 p.m.                        Sanctuary is open for                                                                                                              silent prayer

Saturday                         10 a.m. –Noon                                  Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday                           8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.                  Easter Worship with                                                                                                               Breakfast from 8-                                                                                                                    10:30 a.m.