Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

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An Invitation to Journey Together to the Cross

The last two years have been more than challenging on so many levels, and one of the unfortunate results has been a separation of people. But it is Lent, and Lent is a time when God’s people are united in a common purpose, which is to repent, to set us aside time for spiritual disciplines, and for many to hold a fast.  We do this to prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection. In response to that separation, Pastors Tim Tate and Carl Chapman, of Warrenton United Methodist Church, chose instead to draw people together. They invited pastors and other leaders from a variety of local churches to submit devotions based on the daily lessons.

“Maybe God is inviting our community to be united in a different way this year,” they write. “We hope that you will pause each day to read, reflect, and pray, knowing that we all Journey Together to the Cross.”

Along with the complete devotional booklet available by the link below and by picking up a printed copy from church, we are posting the daily devotion each day on the Our Saviour Warrenton Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/oslcwarrenton) Therefore, whether you prefer print or online, in person or alone, we are connected to each other and Christians from across our community and the world. Enjoy!

See the Lenten Devotional Journey Together To the Cross written by the faithful of Fauquier County and beyond.

Ash Wednesday

Join us on March 2 at Noon or 7:00 pm for a service of confession and the imposition of ashes. For details, click here.

Morning Meditation during Lent

Each Wednesday in Lent (2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March and 6 April) at 8:30 am online via Zoom. For details, click here. Also, see past Morning Meditations for Lent sessions on OSLC’s You Tube channel here.

Holden Evening Prayer during Lent

Each Wednesday in Lent (9, 16, 23, 30 March and 6 April), we gather to sing Vespers, or Evening Prayer, at 7:00 pm. We use Marty Haugen’s contemporary setting, developed at the Holden Village retreat center.

This year’s theme is “Praying with the Poets.”  The Bible is full of poetry, by Miriam and David, Mary and Simeon, and many others. Poems of praise and lament, joy and fear, are all part of our spiritual tradition — and they have been written by people of faith up to this very day. On Wednesdays in Lent, Pastor Michael will reflect on some of the poems that have touched his heart. Maybe they will touch yours as well.

Wednesday offerings will support local ministry through the Emergency Fund (see page 12 of March issue of The Messenger for details).

Holy Week

Our 2022 Holy Week schedule includes:

  • Maundy Thursday (14 April, 7pm)
    • A celebration of the Last Supper & Communion Class Blessing
  • Good Friday (15 April, Noon and 7pm)
    • Spoken prayer at noon, and the Service of Darkness (Tenebrae) in the evening
  • The Great Vigil (16 April, 5:30 pm)
    • A journey through the history of salvation up to and including the Resurrection of Jesus
  • Easter Sunrise Matins (17 April, 6:30 am)
    • In our outdoor worship area, as the sun rises in the east, we rejoice in the rising of Christ
  • Easter Communion (17 April, 10:30 am)
    • Sing out, earth and skies: Christ is Alive! Alleluia!