A Story To Tell: Lenten Worship at Alpine.
Historically, Lent is the forty-day period before Easter, excluding Sundays, it begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday). Since Lent is a period of prayer and fasting, it is fitting for Christians to imitate their Lord with a forty-day period. Christ used a forty-day period of prayer and fasting to prepare for his ministry, which culminated in his death and resurrection. Thus it is fitting for Christians to imitate him with a forty-day period of prayer and fasting to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ ministry’s climax – Good Friday (the day of the crucifixion) and Easter Sunday (the day of the resurrection). There is no one right way to prepare ourselves. The important thing is that it is a matter of our hearts. Traditionally we fast or sacrifice something to help us better relate to the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. Sometimes this will mean fasting during a meal (sacrificing the food we eat and instead spending the time praying or reading the Bible). We can also sacrifice something of monetary value (i.e. don’t but that new TV) and instead give the money to the poor or make a donation to God’s Church. By sacrificing something that is important or of value to us, we can better appreciate the sacrifice of God’s own Son that God made out of love for us. We can also sacrifice by taking something on during Lent as opposed to giving something up.
Lenten Theme and Devotionals: A Story to Tell
Our Lenten worship series will highlight texts from the Gospel of Mark that show Jesus’ journey from baptism to the cross. The gospel writer has a story to tell, moving quickly from one scene to the next. The urgent tone of the story grabs us and pulls us in, but all the action comes to a halt when those who see the empty tomb tell no one about this. Is this the end of the story? Join us as we follow Jesus’ remarkable story and discover how it can transform our story.
Lenten Worship Schedule:
February 17th Ash Wednesday: Come and receive the ashes.
6:45 AM -7:30 AM
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Remember that you are dust and unto dust you shall return. We receive the sign of the cross to remind ourselves that this life is only temporary and that we should place our hope and trust in the next life (eternal life) that is to come. Pr. Dan will be standing outside Door C (The underpass entrance on south side of building) during these times and disturbing the ashes to all who drive up. No need to leave your car.
We will have an online worship service on Ash Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Join us via Facebook, YouTube, or our church app.
Lenten Soup Suppers Every Wednesday at 6:00.
From the intimacy of your own home.
Due to Covid restrictions we will be having our Lenten evening worship services via zoom. We will be having soup and worshipping with Holden Evening Prayer every Wednesday evening (BYOS – bring your own soup).