The Season of Lent
This Wednesday marks a special moment in the life of the church year. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Christian season Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays). In the season of Lent, we follow Jesus "into the desert," just as he spent 40 days alone in the wilderness before beginning his public ministry. During this season of prayer, repentance, and contemplation, we are humbled and reminded that our life and our hope depend entirely on the power of God to raise the dead. In this season we remember that the Christian life is a life of profound waiting, keeping watch for the fullness of the kingdom and the resurrection that is coming. By focusing honestly on our own mortality and brokenness, we prepare ourselves to receive the incredible good news of Easter: that Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead, and the promises of God are true... for us too.
In addition to our regular worship gatherings, you are invited to join us for SPU's annual Ash Wednesday service. At this service we will be led in contemplative worship by guest liturgist Jeff Johnson and violinist Wendy Goodwin. You will also be invited to receive the traditional mark of ashes, if you wish, on your forehead or the back of your hand.
Also this week, join us at the Tuesday gather service as we worship and learn from the Rev. Harvey Drake on the topic of cultural engagement in the book of Daniel. At group we will explore the text of John 18-19, with a special focus on the upside-down model of power and authority that Jesus demonstrates. The Rev. Bruce Baker will lead us in our weekly celebration of the Eucharist at the Friday grace service.
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 5
First Free Methodist Church
Tues, Mar 11
Voices from Seattle
Blake Wood, D.Min., Senior Pastor at First Free Methodist Church
11:10am, First Free Methodist Church
Wed, Mar 12
The Gospel of John (20-21)
8:30pm, Upper Gwinn
Fri, Mar 14
Prayer and Communion
Kelsey Rorem, M.Div., Program Manager of the Center for Biblical and Theological Education
12:30pm, Demaray Chapel (bottom floor of FFMC)
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