Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Our Lenten journey begins on Wednesday March 6,2019,  Ash Wednesday, where we will gather with our sister congregation, West Chelmsford UMC at 242 Main Street in North Chelmsford at 7:30 p.m.  Our congregations have had a long tradition of beginning this holy season together in worship, and this year West Chelmsford will host us in their 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.  Sunday mornings we journey with Jesus to the cross, celebrating Palm Sunday complete with a Palm Parade, and move into Holy Week where we gather for the Last Supper.  We observe a day of prayer for 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

Our worship this year will focus on the Beatitudes.

March 13     6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

March 20     6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

March 27     6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

April  3         6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

April 10        6:00pm Soup Supper, 7:00pm Worship

April 18        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.

Click here for printable schedule.