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
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.