Prayer in Troubled Times: Our Lenten Journey from Darkness to Light

How might we understand the pandemic in light of the meaning of Lent and Easter? How might Lent and Easter take on new meaning this year as a result of the pandemic? You are invited to join us for two 20-minute online worship services that will include spoken and sung prayers, scripture, poetry, and intercessions. There is no fee and no limit on number of participants.

Ever since mid-Lent of 2020, people around the world have been unintentionally united in a Lenten experience precipitated by the coronavirus. We have abstained from coming together for worship services, movies, sports events, concerts, and family gatherings—even weddings and funerals. If Lent is a time of self-denial, what more could we possibly give up? This year, God may be inviting us to a different kind of Lent: to go deeper rather than wider. Our call may be to accept a reality we did not choose, to do so not in a spirit of grim determination or self-pity, but in a spirit of trust and exploration, asking the Big Questions.

This first worship service will be posted on our YouTube channel on Sunday, February 21, at 7 p.m.