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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Louis, Missouri
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Lent 2019
March 6 – Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.
April 18 – Maundy Thursday Service in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.
April 18 – Maundy Thursday Overnight Vigil in the Chapel Begins at 9:00 p.m.
April 19 – 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 6
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.

 

Sundays in Lent
Each Sunday in our worship services we will include a time of prayer that centers on extinguishing a Lenten candle as we reverse the pattern of Advent candle lighting and move toward the darkness of Holy Week.

For children
Each Sunday in our 10:30 worship service our children’s conversation will focus on a different symbol of Lent as we build our Easter tree. Supplies to make your own Lenten symbols at home will be provided during each conversation.

 

Lenten Renewal Series
Take time out of your busy week to renew your spirit! We will begin the hour in a brief, contemplative prayer service. For the rest of the hour, Pastor Sarah will lead us through the book “A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action” by George Hovaness Donigan. The book includes reflections for each day of the week to utilize at home.

Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Fasting from Apathy

Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Seeking Justice

Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Healing the World

 

Holy Week
Sunday, April 14 – Palm Sunday
Worship in the Chapel with Palms at 8:15 a.m.
Worship in the Sanctuary with a Palm Processional at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 18 – Maundy Thursday
Communal Supper in Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m.
Worship in the Sanctuary with Sacrament of Communion at 7:00 p.m.
Overnight Prayer Vigil in the Chapel from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Friday

Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
Worship at 12:00 noon in the Chapel

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday
Worship in the Chapel with Sacrament of Communion at 8:15 a.m.
Worship in the Sanctuary with Sacrament of Communion at 10:30 a.m.
Flowering of the Cross and Easter Egg Hunt Following the 10:30 Service