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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Louis, Missouri
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Lent 2017
March 1 – Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.
April 13 – Maundy Thursday Service the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.
April 13 – Maundy Thursday Overnight Vigil in the Chapel Begins at 9:00 p.m.
April 14 – Good Friday Service in the Chapel at Noon

 

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Commit to the Lenten Journey
The 40-day season of Lent is a time of preparation and reflection. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, we are invited to examine our lives and discipleship alongside the life and discipleship of Jesus Christ. Below are opportunities for you to engage in the full experience of this holy season.

 

 

Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.
At this service we receive the ashes, a symbol of repentance, and share in the Lord’s Supper, a symbol of our communion with Christ and each other.

Lenten Renewal Series
Click here for more information about the Lenten Renewal Series.
Take time out of your busy week to renew your spirit. We begin the hour in a brief, contemplative prayer service. Pastor Sarah will spend the remainder of the hour teaching a spiritual practice for use on your own throughout the season.

Wednesday, March 8
Spiritual Practice of Meditation at 7:00 p.m.
How can we listen for God in a world of distractions? How can we find comfort and strength in silence?
Let’s listen to God together.

Wednesday, March 15
Spiritual Practice of Art at 7:00 p.m.
There has been a rise in coloring as a means of relieving stress. This practice can also be a spiritual experience. Let’s learn how together through this and other creative mediums.

Wednesday, March 22
Spiritual Practice at Home – No Church Session
Use this time at home to engage the spiritual practices learned in the first two sessions.

Wednesday, March 29
Spiritual Practice of Advocacy at 7:00 p.m.
Our spiritual lives are not just contemplative but also move us toward action in Christ’s name. In this session we will watch the brief video “Trading Places” produced by the UCC and follow it with discussion on ways we might respond as disciples. In the video, a rabbi, an imam and a pastor “trade places” in their respective roles and remind us how much these three faiths share in common. Let’s be a voice of justice and unity together.