Lent 2017

Lent Begins March 1
Lent is a 40-day period of spiritual preparation for Easter. Christians often adopt disciplines and practices during this season that connect us to the servanthood and sacrifice of Jesus. As you prepare for Lent, we encourage you to make both Sunday and Wednesday worship a priority as we follow Jesus on the journey of faith.

Sundays During Lent
This year’s theme for Lent is Following Jesus on the Journey of Faith. We will follow the story of Jesus on the way to Jerusalem and the cross in the Gospel of Luke.

Wednesdays During Lent
Wednesday Lenten services will begin with Ash Wednesday services at 12pm and 6:30pm and continue at those times for the remainder of Lent. Lunch will follow the noon services and dinner will be served before the evening services, both for a small cost.  During our midweek services, we’ll focus on Real-Life Practices for the Journey of Faith. Guided by Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, An Altar in the World, we’ll discover daily faith practices that can connect us with God wherever we are at in life.

Lent Wednesday Schedule
12pm Worship | 12:45pm Lunch | 5pm Supper | 6:30pm Worship

Read An Altar in the World
One way we also encouraging people to deepen their spiritual practices this Lent is to read Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, An Altar in the World, on which our Wednesday sermons are based. If you’d like to order a copy of the book, please make a note on the yellow sheet. The cost is $12. You’ll have the chance to participate in a discussion on the book at Adult Forum on March 26 and April 2.

Receive the Daily Devotion in Your Inbox
Zumbro members have written brief devotions about their own faith practices and experiences. Pick up a daily devotion book at the ushers’ stand starting February 26. If you would like to have the devotions emailed to you directly every day, sign up. Be sure to provide your current email address.

Our journey of faith leads us to build bridges of understanding and peace, to reach out with compassion, and to share the hope of Jesus.