The Lenten Season at Trinity: Living in to the Shape Of Christ
During the season of Lent, we are called into a season of reflection, repentance and the opportunity to make changes. We sometimes approach Lent by saying we are 'giving up chocolate or sweets' as a sacrifice, but what if we focus on letting go of things that keep us from following Christ with our lives?
Identifying what we need to change and how we will make those changes requires time to reflect and the repentance of turning our lives back towards God for the strength, courage and inspiration it will take to make changes. This year at Trinity, we will examine together the things we need to give up that keep our lives from taking the shape of Christ's life; those include: envy, jealousy, self-pity, apathy, procrastination, gossip, resentment or negative thinking. Lent is a forty day season so we have opportunity to practice those changes. This is the season for giving something up for Lent that will make a difference forever! Our inspiration for this theme is based on James Moore's book Give Up Something Bad for Lent!
Lenten Worship Services
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (will last about 30 minutes)
March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10
Schedule Changes During Lent
Observance of Lent at Trinity will take a completely new shape this year: our Wednesday Lenten services will be held in the evening, following the Shared Community Supper. We rejoice in the opportunity to observe the holy season of Lent with people of all ages, and look forward to sharing leadership of these services with our youth program, our children's ministry and our 50+ ministry.
This means some Wednesday evening schedule changes at Trinity during Lent:
Community Shared Supper 5:00-6:00 p.m.
(time stays the same)
Youth Ministry Activities will run concurrently to supper time.
Lenten Service 6:30 p.m. (will last about 30 minutes) on March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10
Choir practices will begin at 7:00 and 7:30pm
Trinity Handbells practice will move to Thursday evenings during Lent.