This year, Lent will be different. After 2 years of pandemic induced isolation, we are yearning for community and new life. This Lent we are hearing a call to put off scarcity and fear and take on God’s abundant grace. We will be guided by sacred stories of God’s presence and mercy: A prodigal returns, a fig tree is gently nurtured, a mother hen protects her own. We are invited to discover a full, expansive life with God.
With the uncertainties of covid-19 and the changes in Wednesday schedules, we will not be offering services each Wednesday this year, but here are some other options to help you explore God’s abundant grace during this season.
With All That You Are: We come before God just as we are, in all our humanness. We receive ashes to remember our mortality and receive the holy supper to remember God’s presence with us.
Worship with us at 9:30 am in the sanctuary or via livestream
- March 6: Even in the Desert
- March 13: Under God’s Wing
- March 20: You Are Worthy
- March 27: Prodigal Grace
- April 3: Brazen Acts of Beauty
- April 10: Even the Stones Cry Out
Faith Formation for children and youth, each Sunday at 10:30 am
Daily or Weekly Devotions
Sign up for daily devotions via text, email or printed cards. Each day includes a “reminder” to carry with you for the day, along with a prayer, all based on the weekly theme (see above). Contact Emily King if you wish to receive devotions.
A printed devotion is also available that includes poetry, visual art and a reflection for each week. Pick up a copy at the church or call the church office to have one mailed to you.
Come together around a book or practice
We invite you to journey together with others this Lent. Consider being in a small group of 2-6 people from Immanuel to explore a book or a Christian practice. Just choose the option you would like and we’ll get you together with others who are interested. Then the group can figure out all the details like time, place, frequency and method of gathering. Contact Emily King if you’d like to join a small group.
Enjoy a Friday fish fry
We won’t coordinate our Friday visits this year, but we have a great list of churches offering special Lenten meals.