SPECIAL LENTEN AND EASTER SERVICES at ELKHORN HILLS UMC
Lent, the period of 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays), begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Saturday, the evening before Easter.
The Easter Season begins on Easter Day and ends on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year.
We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.
You are invited to join us for these special services and to celebrate the good news!
February 14 – March 31st: “Blessed Are …Beatitudes” Lenten Sermon Series
During this season of Lent we will be exploring the “Beatitudes.” The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without narrative. Four of the blessings also appear in the Sermon on the Plain in the Gospel of Luke, followed by four woes which mirror the blessings. Each Beatitude consists of two phrases: the condition and the result. In almost every case the condition is from familiar Old Testament context, but Jesus teaches a new interpretation. Together, the Beatitudes present a new set of Christian ideals that focus on a spirit of love and humility different in orientation than the usual force and exaction taken. They echo the ideals of the teachings of Jesus on mercy, spirituality, and compassion. Join us.
March 25th: Palm Sunday
- Worship with palms during the 9 am service.
- Continue “Blessed Are … Beatitudes” Sermon Series
- Easter Egg Hunt between services from 10 – 10:30 am. (No regular Sunday School)
- Worship with palms during the 10:30 am service.
March 29th Maundy Thursday
- Service with communion 7 pm
April 1st – Easter Sunday
- Sunrise Service 6:45 am
- Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am
- Worship 9 am
- No Sunday School
- Worship 10:30 am