ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
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
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.