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The scenes of Lent are familiar. The Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, the halls of Pontius Pilate, and the hill of Golgotha—these are the places we remember when we meditate on our Lord's Passion. Yet when Jesus enters a place, He never leaves it as He found it. The most troubling places in our lives become the most amazing places of God's grace when Jesus visits them.

For this reason, in our midweek Lenten series, we will read and contemplate Luke's account of our Lord's Passion. Each week, we will read a different section of the story; and each week, Luke will take us to a different place, the places of the Passion.

Our focus, however, will not be on these physical places. Instead, we will gaze in wonder on the spiritual work that our Lord does there. Jesus will share His strength in our times of weakness. He will fill us with His praise in the midst of our sorrow. Week after week, we will enter the places of the Passion only to discover our Lord...waiting for us...willing to share with us a love that was set in place before the foundations of the world.

Plan to come to our Lenten services this year. Prepare to enter into these places of devotion, for there, your Lord will meet you, sharing with you His wondrous love that saves a fallen world. It is often times nice to visit special places with a friend. Invite someone to come to this places with you.

Pastor Schoenfeld

Schedule:

March 6, Ash Wednesday: "A Place at the Table for You" (Luke 22:1-13)

March 13: "The Upper Room: A Place of Service" (Luke 22:14-38)

March 20: "Gethsemane: A Place of Strength" (Luke 22:39-46)

March 27: "The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love" (Luke 22:47-53)

April 3: "The Courtyard: A Place of Renewal" (Luke 22:54-62)

April 10: "The Trial: A Place of God's Will" (Luke 22:63-23:25)

April 14, "Palm Sunday: A Place of Fulfilled Promises" (Mark 11:1-11)

April 18, Maundy Thursday: "The Last Supper: A Place of Forgiveness" (Luke 22:14-23)

April 19, Good Friday: Tenebrae Service of Lights

April 21, Easter Sunday: "The Empty Tomb: A Place of Remembering" (Luke 24:1-11)

Times:

The Wednesday Services as well as Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7:00 PM

The Palm Sunday Service: Sunday at 9:00 AM as well as on Saturday at 4:00 PM

The Easter Services: Sunday at 6:30 and 9:00 AM as well as on Saturday at 4:00 PM