Lent begins this Wednesday, March 2nd. Lent is the 40 day season between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It is a time for spiritual renewal.
Our Theme for Lent 2022 is “Lighten Up: The Joyful Truth About Sin and Grace.” In worship together, we will explore what our tradition has taught about both sin and grace and we will explore how these theological ideas really work in our lives, at the level of our own bodies and spirits. While “sin” sounds like a heavy theme (and there is no disputing the damage it does), sin in the Christian tradition is always seen in the light of grace.
As we explore these two ideas, we will be assisted by the incorporation of puppets in our worship services. Puppetry is an ancient art form that helps us tell powerful stories. Ellen Gadberry will be inviting us to make and use puppets at various times during the season.
We are also adding a midweek worship service during Lent. Many NDPC members have come to love the Taize worship tradition. NDPC will gather for a 30-minute Taize service every Wednesday (starting March 9th) at 6:45pm. The service will be in the Sanctuary with a livestream available.
Here’s the schedule for Lent–I hope you will join us to renew your own spirit.
Rev. David Lewicki
- 5-6:30pm: Drop by the Plaza in front of the church to sit by the fire pit and pray with our self-guided meditation. If you only have a minute, drive through the Parking Lot and a clergy person will offer you “ashes-to-go.”
- 7pm: Worship in the Sanctuary with the imposition of ashes
Sunday, March 13th – Lent 2: The misuse and abuse of “sin” in the Christian tradition; Rev. Lewicki, preaching
Wednesday, March 16th: Taize
Sunday, March 20th – Lent 3: What do we mean when we say “grace?” Rev. Lewicki, preaching
Wednesday, March 23rd: Taize
Sunday, March 27th – Lent 4: What really helps when it comes to sin? Rev. Lewicki, preaching
Wednesday, March 30th: Taize
Sunday, April 3rd – Lent 5: Sin and grace in the life of Jesus; Rev. Lewicki, preaching
Wendesday, April 6th: Taize
Sunday, April 10th – Palm Sunday
Thursday, April 14th – Maundy Thursday; foot washing and meals in our parishes
Friday, April 15th – Good Friday
- AM: Stations of the Cross walk from Clarkston to NDPC
- 7PM: Worship in the Sanctuary