2/18 First Sunday of Lent -- We begin the season of Lent with the help of Jesse Palidofsky, Robert Spates and Scott Giambusso playing folk and roots music. Rev. Ruth, preaching.
2/25 Second Sunday of Lent -- Worship and Welcome to New Members. Rev. Brian, preaching
3/4 Third Sunday of Lent -- Celebration of Women Sunday with Communion. Le Quan Turner, preaching.
3/11 Fourth Sunday of Lent
3/18 Fifth Sunday of Lent
3/25 Palm Sunday --The Palm and Passion story with the Blues.
3/29 Holy Thursday 7pm Supper with Testimonials;
8pm Joint Tenebrae Service with Riverside Baptist
4/1 Easter Sunday Resurrection Day
8am Joint SW Churches Service on the Wharf District Pier
9:30 Jazz Breakfast at Westminster
11am Festival Worship with Bobby Felder All Star Band
In this workshop we break into small groups and read the lectionary texts for the Sundays after Easter to Pentecost. We decide on the main texts, suggest liturgy, hymns and other elements of the service.
We let the Spirit work through the scriptures to inspire our plans for worship. Workshop participants also have opportunities to be worship leaders.
In order to embrace the resurrection, we must experience the passion/suffering of Jesus. The way of the cross, the way to Easter, is through death of the “old self.”
Therefore, at the beginning of Lent, we are reminded that our possessions, our rulers, our empires, our projects, our families and even our lives do not last forever. “You are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19).
The liturgies throughout Lent try to pry loose our fingers, one by one, from presumed securities and plunge us into unknown baptismal waters, waters that turn out to be not only our death tomb but surprisingly our womb of life.
From Companion to Book of Common Worship