It is easy to forget that the special services leading up to Easter are an important part of our faith life. These services are vitally important because they help us to more fully appreciate the powerful message of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead; and they give us an opportunity to reflect on our own spiritual lives. John Wesley, who started the Methodist movement urged the early Methodists to reflect on the question, “How is it with your soul?” These services can help us all to do this important reflection.
March 6 (Ash Wednesday) is the beginning of Lent, and offers a special opportunity to begin a special time of spiritual reflection. The service with the imposition of ashes.
March 13 – our senior high youth (SWAT) will be leading the service; helping us to remember how Jesus gives us the example of the importance of the spiritual strength that comes from focusing on God. Lenten meal provided by the Nurture Committee – pulled pork sandwiches, corned beef and cabbage.
March 20 – Pastor Main will do a monologue portraying the two thieves who were crucified with Jesus. Lenten meal provided by the Mission Committee and Memorial Committee – Baked Potato Bar.
March 27 – Pastor Main will do a monologue portraying the Roman soldier who took pity on Jesus. Lenten meal provided by the Men’s Group – Spaghetti.
April 3 – Pastor Main will do a monologue portraying Judas, who betrayed Jesus.
April 10 – Pastor Main will do a monologue portraying an ordinary bystander to the crucifixion.
April 18 – Maundy Thursday, a service to communion to remember Jesus’ last supper with his Disciples.
April 19 – Good Friday, as we remember Jesus’ crucifixion.
April 21 – Easter Sunday, sunrise services performed by our high school youth and a special children’s event after service.