Lent

The Lenten season is a special 40-DAY PERIOD of repentance and spiritual renewal preceding Easter. Here at St. Paul our observance will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 6th with the assigning of ashes at our two Wednesday services at 11:30 am and 7:15 pm. Holy Communion will also be celebrated at Ash Wednesday services. 

Each week at our midweek services we will step into the courtroom with our sermon series called Convicted. Each service puts different biblical characters from the story of Christ’s passion and death on trial accused of an actual crime. Each service you will hear from a prosecuting attorney who will present the accusations followed by the defense attorney presenting his case for the defendant.

March 6 - Ash Wednesday: Defamation of Character

Welcome to court this Ash Wednesday as we look at the case against Jesus’ disciples on the charge of defamation of character. We listen to the arguments for and against conviction and ask ourselves, “Would we be convicted of the charge of defamation of character against those for whom Christ died?

 

March 13 - Lent 1: Dereliction of Duty

Welcome to court as we look at the case against Jesus’ disciples on the charge of dereliction of duty. We listen to the arguments for and against conviction and ask ourselves, “Would we be convicted of the charge of dereliction of duty in our discipleship of Christ?”

 

March 20 - Week 2: Treason

Welcome to court as we look at the case against Judas on the charge of treason, which is a betrayal of trust against authority. We listen to the arguments for and against conviction and ask ourselves, “Would we be convicted of treason, of betraying the trust and authority of Christ?”

 

March 27 - Week 3: Perjury

Welcome to court as we look at the case against Peter on the charge of perjury, lying under an oath that he did not know Jesus. We listen to the arguments for and against conviction and ask ourselves, “Would we be convicted of perjury, of denying to others our connection with Christ?”

 

April 3 - Week 4: Obstruction of Justice

Welcome to court as we look at the case against Pontius Pilate on the charge of obstruction of justice in the trial of Jesus. We listen to the arguments for and against conviction and ask ourselves, “Would we be convicted of obstruction of justice, causing Jesus to go to the cross?”

 

April 10 - Week 5: Rebellion

Welcome to court as we look at the case against Barabbas on the charge of rebellion. We listen to the arguments for and against conviction and ask ourselves, “Would we be convicted of rebellion against the kingdom of Christ?”

 

AWANA & Confirmation During Lent 

During Lent, AWANA and Confirmation will dismiss at 7:07 pm to allow families to worship together.  AWANA classes will be in the Worship Center until 7:07. Please do not enter the Worship Center until AWANA students are dismissed. Thank You!

 

Lenten Lunch

The St. Paul Ladies' Auxiliary will be hosting a lunch after the 11:30 Lenten services on Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall.  

March 6 - Loaded Baked Potato ($3 per person suggested donation)

March 13 - Potluck, please bring a dish to share

March 20 - Chicken Soup ($3 per person suggested donation)

March 27 - Potluck, please bring a dish to share

April 3 - Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cream Cheese soup ($3 per person suggested donation)

April 10—Potluck, please bring a dish to share