PAID IN FULL is the theme of the Lent Season for 2015. Dr. Dan Hannon and the Christ Church family will journey through the seven days of Holy Week found in the Gospel of Mark as it reveals the purpose and meaning of the cross.
What is Lent?
Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." This season is a time of personal and spiritual reflection, a time of preparation for celebrating Easter. Christians are an Easter People, Christians have been redeemed through the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Lent is the 40 days of repentance and preparation to live as an Easter people.
What is Holy Week?
Holy Week, which runs from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, are the High Holy Days of the Christian. This 7-Day period is the observance of the 7-days of the new creation in which God redeemed the world. All persons, in every stage and station of life, stands in need of the salvation of Easter. Covenant with God calls each to worship, pray and journey through Holy Week. The Pastors of Christ Church call upon the People of God in Holy Covenant with the Lord, to journey deeper into the faith as the Lord God requires through the dedicated participation in the Season of Lent.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whomsoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal Life” John 3:16.
HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES AT CHRIST CHURCH
PALM SUNDAY - March 29, Black Walnut Café Lunch benefiting UM ARMY Sr-Hi Missions & Family Celebration Easter Egg Hunt, 12:00pm
MAUNDY THURSDAY - April 2, Sanctuary, 7:00pm
COME & GO PRAYER EXPERIENCE - April 2-3, Covenant Chapel, 9:00pm - 9:00am
GOOD FRIDAY - Hearts & Voices Cantata, Sanctuary, 7:00pm
EASTER SUNRISE WORSHIP - April 5, 6:30am (in the courtyard) with Rev. Marc Donaldson
EASTER WORSHIP- April 5, Sanctuary Services 8:30, 9:30 & 11:00am with Dr. Daniel T. Hannon
Ash Wednesday & 24 Hour Fast
6:30 – 8:30am (Come & Go) Prayer Chapel
10:00am (TCT & CCP) Sanctuary
7:00 – 8:00pm Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is the service of repentance through the imposition of ashes upon the head as an ancient, Biblical, and Apostolic symbol of one’s desire to go deeper into their relationship with God. First recorded in the Book of Job (42:6) Ash is an outward and visible sign of one’s desire to follow God. Ash Wednesday worship is February 18, 2015.
24 Hour Fast: After dinner on Tuesday February 17th to Ash Wednesday Worship. For more information on Fasting please click here.
40 Days of Love - During Lent season ( February 18 - April 4, 2015). This is a Spiritual Growth effort that invites you to take up the Service of Love. For centuries, Christians have given something up for lent “40 Days of Love” is a challenge to take something on for someone else. Give up a part of the self this Lent.
For even more information about 40 Days of Love, please click here
If you would like to order an Easter Lily this season in remembrance of or in honor of someone special, click here to access the online order form. The cost for each lily plant is $20. Orders accepted through March 26, 2015. The lilies will decorate the church Sanctuary for Easter and they can be picked up after the 11:00am Easter Worship on April 5, 2015.
APRIL 5- 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Celebrate with us as we witness the baptism of those who are ready to publicly declare their decision to follow the risen Christ. If you are interested in being baptized during this service, please contact Rev. Andy Dill (email@example.com) by March 29, 2015, Palm Sunday.
UM Army Lunch & Family Celebration Easter Egg Hunt is happening on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Both of these events will be held at Christ Church. The UM Army Lunch will take place in the Gym and the Easter Egg Hunt in the courtyard at 12:00pm. To purchase tickets to the UM Army Lunch please click here.
Easter donations/help needed!!
3/1- 3/22 candy collection - need bags of individual egg size candy donated at Children's Welcome Desk.
Tuesday, 3/24 10am-12pm Egg stuffing party! Child care upon request. Can't come? No problem! Pick up some eggs to stuff at home & return by Friday 3/27.
Christ Church United Methodist ¤ 6363 Research Forest Drive ¤ The Woodlands,Texas 77381