Journey to Easter

Walking Together Through the 40 Days of Lent to the Victorious Resurrection of Easter


 

Lent

Just as Advent leads us to Christmas, Lent leads us to Easter.  It is a time to fast, pray, and give.  As we are reminded on Ash Wednesday, Lent leads us to look beyond our own mortality and into the light of Christ.  At St. Peter’s, we have created opportunities that will move us a community into this season of fasting, praying, giving.  Everyone is encouraged to fast or take on a new positive practice (ex. attending daily prayer) during this season.  We join together in prayer through our Evening Lenten Devotional and pray daily for specific areas of our community through our 40 Days of Prayer.  Through our Lenten Outreach we will collect items for a local pregnancy resource center to provide their clients with various necessities.   Among these opportunities will be additional times of fellowship, prayer, and Bible study.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Tuesday, February 28th at 6p

Join us for a traditional dinner to prepare for the season of Lent… a.k.a. Fat Tuesday!  Traditionally, everyone would cook to get rid of all flour and fats before beginning their Lenten fasts on Ash Wednesday.  We enjoy the time of feasting before we begin our journey through Lent.

 

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1st at 6p

Join us for the imposition of ashes during our Ash Wednesday Service – a somber reflective service where we are reminded that we are dust, and to dust we shall return.  This begins the season of Lent.

 

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday During Lent, 6:30p

Each Friday during Lent we will have the opportunity to walk through Jesus’ final day on earth as man.  The 14 stations take us on Christ’s journey to the cross beginning with Pilate’s condemnation sentencing Jesus to death.  This practice guides us into reflection upon Christ’s sacrifice and His everlasting love for us.

 


 

Holy Week

The final week of Lent or Holy Week wraps our journey to Easter in the sorrow and joy of Christ crucifixion and resurrection.  We begin with remembering Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem followed by his last supper with his disciples, His sentence to death, His crucifixion and burial, and finally His glorious resurrection.  We invite you to join us for all or parts of this week and discover the joy of knowing God’s love.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9th at 10:30a

Join us as we remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem by waving palms and processing around the church to begin our Sunday worship service.

 

Maundy Thursday Seder

Thursday, April 13th at 6p

Gather with us as we remember Jesus’ last supper with His disciples with a traditional Passover meal followed by the stripping of the alter and prayer vigil.

 

Good Friday Stations of the Cross with Interactive Stations for Children

Friday, April 14th at 12p

For our final Stations of the Cross during Lent, we will gather at noon to walk the way of cross as a final reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for all.

 

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 14th at 6p

Join us a we remember Christ’s crucifixion in a solemn service that draws our hearts and minds to the sacrifice Christ made to redeem the world.

 

The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, April 15th at 7p

Come and celebrate Christ’s resurrection breaking the darkness with fire, great noise, and the first alleluia of Easter.

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 16th at 10:30a

Join us to begin the Great 50 Days of Easter!  Alleluia! He is Risen!