The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer and repentance of sins.
This event is observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, Oriental Orthodox, Reformed, and Roman Catholic Churches.
You are encouraged to make as a priority the preparation of your heart as we prepare to receive once again the mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus the Christ.
On Wednesday evenings following Ash Wednesday, starting Wednesday, February 24,
we will have a Bible Study beginning at 6:00 p.m.
This will be available for everyone to participate via ZOOM.
We will let everyone know the details of the study soon.
Lenten devotionals, “Return to the Lord”,
will be available for you to use during the 40 days of Lent.
Please call the church office (715-284-4114) if you would like to have one of these devotionals. We can arrange a time for you to get your copy.
A free-will offering will be accepted to cover the cost
LENT SEASON: “Holy Vessels”- A Lenten Season of Recovery.
February 17 - April 3. Easter: April 4.
“He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.” Matthew 8: 17b
Each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love.
We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness–body, mind, and spirit–like a glass vessel fractured into pieces.
In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken.
Beach glass offers us a multifaceted symbol of this transformative process.
Ash Wednesday: Shattered - Matt 11: 28-30
Lent 1: Treasure (Physical Health) - Matt 8:1-4, 16-17
Lent 2: Safe Keeping (Community/Economic Health) - Matt 8:5-13
Lent 3: Stories (Mental Health) - Matt 9:27-33
Lent 4: Different Pictures (Intellectual Health) - Matt 9:18-26
Lent 5: Restoration (Environmental Health) - Matt 8:18-27
Lent 6: (Palm/Passion): Holy, Wholly (Integrated Health) - Matt 9:1-8
Holy Week: Healed and Still Healing (Commission of Christ) - Matthew 10:1-8