Lent begins in the wilderness. The spirit guided Jesus into the wilderness where he came face to face with temptation and struggle. Yet, in his forty days of fasting, resisting, and wandering, Jesus is shaped and formed for ministry.
Through the season of Lent, we, too, are invited to surrender to the wilderness journey. This year First Christian Church will offer Wilderness Words, a brief devotional to guide your journey through the Lenten season. These will be emailed weekly, for your daily use. You can also pick up Wilderness Words packs from the church rotunda.
Other highlights of the season include:
~ Ash Wednesday, February 26
6:00PM - Dinner
6:30PM - Introducing the Wilderness Service of Worship
~ Into the Wilderness Worship Series
Begins Sunday, March 1 - Concludes Easter Sunday, April 12
~ Palm Sunday, April 5
10:30AM - Palm Parade and Liturgy with St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Gather in the rotunda to receive your palm branch, then parade with us to Shannon Miller Park and beyond. We return in time for the 11:00 worship service. Our 2020 Pastor's Class participants are baptized this morning. Parents, there will be no Children's Sunday School this day so that we can all participate in the Palm Liturgy and Parade.
~ Maundy Thursday, April 9
6:00PM - Dinner with Dr. Charles Kimball, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma
7:00PM - Singing Through the Wilderness, a Holy Week worship service designed to help us experience the fullness of the story of the last days before the resurrection. Members of the 2020 Pastor's Class will receive their first communion during this service.
~ Easter Sunday, April 12
Worship with us at 8:15, 9:00, or 11:00AM as we celebrate resurrection to new life!
Easter Brunch served from 8:30 to 11:00AM - all are welcome. Parents, there will be no Children's Sunday School this day so that we can all enjoy the brunch.