Lenten Overall Theme: Ready for a Change

March 1 Ash Wednesday

Text: Acts 3:19 Repent therefore, and return to God

12:15-12:45 p.m. – with imposition of ashes

7 p.m. Taize Service with imposition of ashes

March 5 1st Sunday in Lent

Theme: Offloading

Text: John 8:1-11 “Whoever hasn’t sinned should throw the first stone…Neither do I condemn you, go your way, and from now on do not sin again.”

March 12 2nd Sunday in Lent

Theme: Ruts

Text: Mark 2:23-3:6 “Then he said them, ‘Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save life or to kill?’ But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart…”

March 19 3rd Sunday in Lent

Theme: Everything Changes

Text: John 12:25-26 “…anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys

that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever,

real and eternal. If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then

you’ll be where I am…”

March 26 4th Sunday in Lent

Theme: Choices

Text: Luke 14:7-24 “At the time for the dinner, he sent his servant to say

to those who have been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’

But they all alike began to make excuses.”

April 2 5th Sunday in Lent

Theme: Solutions

Text: John 12:1-11 “Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure

nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair.”

April 9 Palm Passion Sunday

Theme: Into God’s Future

Text: Matthew 4:12-17 “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom!

Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!”