Lenten Events

Sacred Spaces in the Chapel
This Lent, we hope to help you welcome a new or reinvigorated spirit of prayer during your week. Each Thursday during Lent, you’re invited to take a few minutes or a few hours of time to pray in the chapel at church. There are no special words needed, just a spirit of openness to how God might be moving in your heart. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to welcome prayer this Lenten season in new and faithful ways.cover021416

View/Download Lenten Booklet

Lenten Practices Calendar for Families
The season of Lent is the perfect time to take on a spiritually deepening faith practice that can help you grow closer to God. Here’s a simple, meaningful way to walk through Lent together as a family as we count down the days until Easter. These activities are based around the traditional “3 Pillars” of Lent, Prayer, Fasting and Service and was created by Pastor Traci Smith. View/Download the Calendar.

Wednesday, April 12

“On the Path with Jesus!” Holy Week Family Event & Pizza Dinner
At 4:00-6:30pm in Fellowship Hall
The Board of Christian Education hopes you and your friends will join them in a family friendly walk through Holy Week. Costumed storytellers will help children better understand the events leading up to Easter. Kids can dive into cupcake decorating, crafts, group building games and service projects before settling down for a Cherub/Youth Choir serenaded pizza dinner. Bring the whole family!

Good Friday – April 14
8:30am – Community Prayer Walk starting at St. Augustine Church
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Easter Sunday Worship Services – April 16

  • 6:00am Sunrise Worship at Missionary Rock, Philips Academy Campus [Directions]
  • 9:00am & 10:30am worship services at South Church Sanctuary

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! After our long, forty day Lenten journey, we gather to celebrate that fear does not have power over us, that death does not get the last word. Together, we proclaim that new life is possible and that God’s hope reigns.

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Recommended Reading

  • The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Tell Us About Jesus’ Final Days in Jerusalem by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan
  • Christ Actually by James Carroll
  • Jesus: The Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary by Marcus Borg
  • Simplifying the Soul by Paula Huston
  • We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren
  • Wondrous Encounters: Scriptures for Lent by Richard Rohr
  • Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen by Rachel Hackenberg