Lent & Easter

 

Lent and Easter at Covenant United Methodist Church

During the 40 days leading up to Easter, we will explore the questions God asks us, and we will wrestle with the questions we ask God.  In the Bible, Job demanded to know why he was suffering even though he was a righteous man, and God responded not with an answer, but by revealing the glory and wonder of the divine. During Sunday worship in Lent, we will practice trusting God with our questions, and seeking to encounter God in the questions God ask us.  

Palm Sunday is a great celebration as we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  Join us for one combined worship service at 10am followed by brunch in the Fellowship Hall.  We will have special music from the choir, band, hand bells, and children’s choir.

Gather at the Table with John – Mandy Thursday, March 29th, 7 pm.   Members of the congregation will read the entire Gospel of John aloud as an act of devotion on the day we commemorate Jesus’ last supper with his disciples.  Come and read or simply listen, even if you cannot stay for the entire reading, as we gather around a table as a community of faith.

Gather for Church in the Round and experience the story of the passion of Jesus in drama, Scripture readings, and song. During this meaningful service, the sanctuary is stripped of its symbols of the faith and slowly darkened as we consider the broken heart of God and the great gift of redemption.   Friday, March 30, 7pm.

We will sing the world awake at sunrise on Easter morning for our annual Easter Sunrise service.  We will gather in the outdoor chapel at 7:15 for music, Scripture, Easter message, and Holy Communion.

Join the children on the church grounds for an Easter Egg hunt during the 10 am Sunday School hour. We will begin with story time in the sanctuary while the youth hide the eggs, and then lead the children to the outdoor chapel area to hunt for eggs. Visitors welcome!

Join us for Joyous Worship on Easter morning. At 9am, the band will lead worship, and at 11:15, the chancel choir, along with members of our community orchestra, will lead.  We will conclude our sermon series on God Questions with the greatest answer the world has ever known – the Resurrection of Jesus.