Lent

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The Season of Lent

Lent is a 40-day journey of reflection and preparation, not including Sundays, that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Saturday. It comes from an old English word meaning “lengthen,” and is observed in spring when the days begin to get longer.

The number 40 is symbolic of transition, change, or renewal. Consider these examples from Scripture:

  • In Noah’s day, the floods fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
  • Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days before receiving the ten commandments.
  • The Hebrews spent 40 years in the wilderness before reaching the Promised Land.
  • Elijah fasted for 40 days and 40 nights before hearing God’s still small voice.
  • Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness to prepare for his ministry.

The 40-day Lenten journey offers us an opportunity to delve deeper into the spiritual life and to renew our call to love God and neighbor. We are often encouraged to give something up for Lent; this year we encourage you to add something instead. During these forty days consider worshipping regularly, meditating daily, engaging in an act of compassion or justice, creating a piece of art that speaks to your soul or our world, or joining our Lenten bible study – 24 Hours That Changed The World.

We will be offering three worship services during Lent: Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. Ash Wednesday invites us to accept our own mortality, and in so doing, to embrace the life-breath that has been given to us. Maundy Thursday encourages us to remember the love of Jesus, gathered at table with his friends. We receive from Christ the bread of life and the cup of blessing, along with the challenge of the new commandment, “Love one another.” Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on a Roman cross, and his death and burial. Yet Good Friday is not the final answer to the spiritual life. We return again three days later.

Consider participating in a Lenten practice this year to delve deeper and to open yourself to spiritual renewal.


Ash wednesday

Wednesday, February 14, 6-6:45pm | Trinity Sanctuary
The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday. This year, we will have a joint-service, in collaboration with Belong. On Ash Wednesday, we gather to sing, reflect on biblical texts, hear a special message and receive ashes in preparation for spiritual growth this Lenten season.

IMPOSITION OF ASHES

In addition to the evening service, Trinity Pastors will offer imposition of ashes to passerby on the sidewalk outside Trinity:

Broadway | 7:30-8:30am & 11:45-12:15pm

Contact: Tom Owens, (303) 839-1493x27


Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 8:15 & 11am | Trinity Sanctuary
Children are invited to join the Palm Parade at either worship service on Palm Sunday. The parade of children will joyfully wave palms in procession during each service in proclamation of the day's message.

Additionally, the Singing Quakers from Friends University will visit Trinity to sing for both worship services. Under the direction of Dr. Mark Bartel, this choir continues a tradition of collegiate choral excellence extending over 90 years.

Founded in 1924, the Singing Quakers is the oldest musical organization at Friends University. This select 70-voice choir performs a broad spectrum of standard choral literature, choral-orchestral works, and musical theatre repertoire. The Singing Quakers tours annually across the state and region, and every four years, mounts an international tour. Students may audition for the Singing Quakers after one year of membership in the Friends University Concert Choir. Dr. Mark Bartel is the conductor of the Singing Quakers. (https://www.friends.edu/undergraduate/fine-arts/music/)

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm | Trinity Sanctuary

On Maundy Thursday, we remember the love of Jesus, gathered at table with his friends. We receive from Christ the bread of life and the cup of blessing, along with the challenge of the new commandment, “Love one another.”


Good Friday

Friday, March 30, Noon-1pm | Trinity Sanctuary

On Good Friday, we reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We gather to hear the crucifixion narrative as told in the gospels, sing hymns and pray.

We are also glad to welcome Central Presbyterian Church and the United Church of Montebello to share in this service.


Lenten Bible Studies

Two congregational studies will be offered during the Lenten season:

"THE POWER OF STORY IN THE CRUCIFIXION"

February 18 & 25, 9:30-10:30am | Location TBA

Have you ever wondered why the crucifixion narrative is different in each of the gospels? Perhaps each author wanted to tell the story in a certain way. Join Rev. Lee Anderson-Harris to explore these narratives and the power of story in this crucial event in our history. As we reflect on Jesus' suffering and death during Lent, a closer look at these stories can bring new light to what his death means to Christians.

The study will be divided into two parts, meeting at Trinity from 9:30-10:30am:

  • February 18 - Part I
  • February 25 - Part II

Contact: Rev. Lee Anderson-Harris, (303) 839-1493x11

"24 HOURS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD" | February 14 - March 31

This year for our season of Lent we will be focusing on the theme of Jesus’ final hours on earth. There will be Lenten small groups gathering weekly to study and discuss “24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton. Look for sign-up sheets in fellowship hall to find a group to join in your area.

  • Groups will be arranged by geographic location
  • Group leaders will determine a time and location

Contact Pastor Tom Owens to sign up!


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