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Youth First Wednesday Dinner

Join us at 6:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month for dinner.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

6:30 – 7:30 pm

For First Wednesday Dinner in April, we're going two places:

Andrew is going to Five Guys on S. Cooper St. in Arlington and Martin is going to Chick-Fil-A at 3200 S. Hulen

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Noon Chapel Service

Each Wednesday of Lent | February 25 – April 1

Come-and-Go | 11:45 am – 1:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel

We offer this come-and-go opportunity every Wednesday during Lent for prayer, meditation, a moment to yourself — this is your time and you are welcome to spend it in anyway that brings you peace. There is no formal service. However, a minister will be available during each service for prayer and communion. Come when you can, stay for as long as you’d like, and enjoy a reflective break during your midweek workday.

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Lenten Devotional

Be sure to get your copy of the 2015 Lenten Devotional! This beautiful book will be available at the services on Ash Wednesday, in the Welcome Center, the Narthex and the front office every Sunday during Lent, and every week at the Noon Lent Chapel Services that begin February 25, 2015.

You can also click here to access a digital edition!

Please use this as a traditional daily devotional guide or as a tool for your own reflection as you need it. May this devotional booklet help you experience the depth of God’s love and guidance as you begin this Holy Season of Lent.

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Lenten Studies

During this Lenten season, we invite you to these special studies to deepen your faith as you prepare for the celebration of Easter:

 

Being Prayerfully Present as Instruments of God’s Peace

Wednesdays | 3.4 – 4.1 | 10:30 – 11:45 am AND 6:30 – 7:45 pm | Room 230

In-Depth Bible Study Series: The Seven Words from the Cross

Sundays | 8:30 am | Room 350 | Dr. Lamar Smith

The Prayer of Saint Francis Lenten Study

Sundays | 9:30 am | Room 271 | Foundation Building

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Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 2

7:00 pm | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

An experiential worship service that will consider two basins: one in which Pilate washes his hands of the crucifixion of Jesus, and the second with which Jesus washes the feet of his disciples.

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Labyrinth: It’s Prayer in Motion

Good Friday — April 3

11:00 am – 2:00 pm | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Wesley Hall

Take time to be aware of the presence of God and enter this ancient Christian sacred space of prayer and reflection and experience the deep sense of calming peace and awareness of God’s grace to guide your inward journey toward Easter. Information and guidance is available; stay for as long as you desire during this special opportunity for contemplative prayer.

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Good Friday Services

Friday, April 3

12:15 | Chapel | Rev. Linda McDermott

7:00 pm | Sanctuary | A meditative service of word and music

Renew your spirit as you prepare for the glory of Easter through this beautiful and moving service on Good Friday. Our own Adoramus ensemble and String Orchestra will present the breathtaking "Sunrise Mass" by Ola Gjeilo.

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Children’s Lent Services

Why do we get ashes on our heads? What does Maundy Thursday mean? Why do we call it Good Friday? 

We’re going to explore these questions and more with a series of worship experiences designed for children Pre-K through 5th grade. Here’s the good news — these worship experiences will coincide with our traditional Lenten services, so while you are in the sanctuary, know that your children are exploring some of the same ideas in honest, yet always age-appropriate ways.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4

10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lyle Lodge

7179 Peden Road | Azle, Texas 76020

Enjoy Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Butterfly Release — and more! Complimentary Sliders and Tacos available from the Easy Slider and Taco Food Trucks.

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Easter Sunday Services

Sunday, April 5

Traditional Worship

8:00 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

Family Service

9:30 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster & Mister Mark Burrows

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Lent 2015 — Open to Peace

This year, we will be using the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi as our guide through the work of reckoning during this season of ‪Lent‬. To enter into the‪ Easter Season of new life, we prepare with Lent’s focus on an honest reckoning of our own lives.

Click here for a complete list of Lenten opportunities.

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