Season of Lent 2016

LentCONNECT:

Ash Wednesday Worship

This year’s joint Ash Wednesday service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church (1410 Ponce de Leon Ave.) on February 10th at 7p.

Maundy Thursday Worship

In the IPUMC Sanctuary on Thursday, March 24 at 7pm.

Good Friday Prayer Time

The sanctuary will be open all day for prayer.  The prayer labyrinth will be available as well.

GROW: Lenten Devotional

We will be reading The Sanctuary for Lent by Sue Mink as a Lenten devotional. There will be copies available soon at IPUMC. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. GROW with us this season of Lent.

SERVE: Lenten SERVE Project

The Children’s Ministry Team would like to invite the congregation to join us in a Lenten SERVE project. Throughout the season of Lent we are collecting items to assemble bags to distribute to people who are homeless and/or in need.

At the end of Lent, we will assemble the bags and distribute them to church members who would like to keep them in their cars or have them handy for the times they encounter someone in need.

Below is a list of the items we will be collecting each week of Lent. You can bring your donations to the church on Sundays or throughout the week. One special collection night will be the Sock Hop. This is going to be a church wide event hosted by the Children’s Ministry Team.

Sunday, Feb. 14th – Travel Toiletries/Dental care
Sunday, Feb. 21st – Non perishable foods (beef jerky/granola bars, etc.)
Sunday, Feb. 28th – Cleansing wipes/Deodorant
Sunday, March 6th – Bottled water
Friday, March 11th (Sock Hop 5:30-7:30pm at the church) – Socks
Sunday, March 20th – Notes of encouragement/Bible verse

At the end of Lent the bags will be assembled and distributed. Please SERVE with us this season of Lent.

I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35