Lenten 2019 Worship Opportunities
March 17 – Second Sunday of Lent
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:8-15
Sermon: Time of Challenges
Theme: Facing our challenges
March 24 – Third Sunday of Lent
Scripture: Romans 12:1-3
Sermon: What is your View of Life?
Theme: Our life on this planet is just a temporary assignment. Let’s live it with wisdom preparing our hearts to be with God eternally.
March 31 – Fourth Sunday of Lent
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11 Theme: Temptations make us stronger
April 7 – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46
Sermon: “When Did We See You…?”
Theme: Seeing Christ in everyone through acts of service and love
A Celebration of Holy Communion
April 14 – Palm/Passion Sunday
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Musical selections will be offered by the Chancel Choir and Chancel Bell Choir, interspersed with scripture readings of Jesus’ Passion and poetry on Lenten themes.
April 18 – Holy Thursday
Our observance of the Last Supper begins with a light soup supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Seder Meal at 7 p.m. which will conclude with Holy Communion. We gather in the social hall.
April 19 – Good Friday
Noon: Prayer Stations in the Hughes sanctuary for personal reflection on Jesus’ Sacrifice
7:30 p.m. at Silver Spring UMC, 8700 Georgia Ave
Our Chancel Choir joins with the choirs of several area congregations to offer Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
April 21 – Easter Sunday
Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon: Dramatic portrayal of the passion and resurrection of Jesus w/pastoral reflection on the resurrection
Theme: Resurrection and new life!
There will be one service at 10:30 so that we can celebrate the resurrection as one, united church. We join together in a blended multicultural, multilingual time of worship, including music offered by the Chancel Choir, a Brass Quintet with organ, and the El Buen Samaritano Praise team.