Lent is the 4o days before Easter, not counting Sundays . It is a time of reflection and repentance in preparation for the coming celebration of Easter.
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 26
We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, a biblical symbol of mourning and repentance. This ancient sign speaks of the fragility of human life, and becomes an outward sign of the community of faith. Armstrong Chapel will hold two special worship services on February 26 at noon in Old Chapel and 7:00pm in the Worship Center. These services will feature Holy Communion and a time of prayer for healing. We will use the symbol of ash to remind us of our mortality and need for God’s grace.
Thy Kingdom Come. Thy Will Be Done.
God's story continues in this eleventh volume of Faith Lessons with the intense devotion of his people. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did- by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Materials for this study are all available online through Right Now Media. RNM account access is FREE. If you do not have your account set up just fill out the form at the bottom of this page and instructions will be e-mailed.
Dinners will begin at 6pm each Wednesday. Soup, salad, and desserts will be provided pot luck style by our fantastic Armstrong cooks (sign up to bring food below). The video will be shown at 6:30pm and a brief reflective discussion will follow. We will end our evening by 7:15pm.
In The Path to the Cross, by noted teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan, God’s story continues with the intense devotion of His people. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and His ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did – by every word that comes from the mouth of God. The videos are filmed on location in Israel. The five videos can be viewed at the Wednesday dinners or at RightNow Media.
March 4 – The Way of the Essenes
March 11 – The Way of John the Baptist
March 18 – Into the Desert to Be Tested
March 25 – The Last Passover
April 1 – The Fifth Cup: Our Way of Hope
Armstrong Chapel is excited to partner with a resource group called RightNow Media. It is an online service of Bible Study, videos, sermons and more for everyone in your family. There are lots of things you could use personally, with a small group of friends, and with children or grandchildren. Armstrong Chapel covers the access cost for our entire congregation and friends. Complete the form at the bottom of the page to get your login information. You’ll have privacy and password protection. Right Now Media is available wherever you go at the airport, at work, at the coffee shop, anywhere your device allows you to stream data.
Sign up to bring soup, salad or dessert as you are able each week.
Childcare for children below 4th grade is available by reservation only. Older children may attend the dinner with their parents.
Reservations are due by the Wednesday before the dinner you plan to attend. Reservations are necessary so that childcare workers can be scheduled.
Read through the Bible (Feb. 27-Apr 10)
Regular Bible reading is a vital activity for spiritual growth. Lent is a particularly thoughtful and reflective period of the church year. Our annual tradition of reading through the entire Bible is a great way to blend these two things together. It takes approximately 110 hours to read the entire Bible so many voices are needed to accomplish this task. Sign up for a 30-minute time slot starting on Thursday, February 27th and ending on April 10th. A wide range of time-slots are available to fit into your schedule.
Sign Up- Select the week you would like to read
Questions? Contact Molly Barber or Dianne Bishop through the church office.