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Lent is the church season that emphasizes repentance, which lasts for 40 days plus six Sundays. It is patterned after the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness being tempted by the devil. In the ancient church, Lent was a time for new converts to be prepared for their baptism at the Easter Vigil.

 

Some may say Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. A Lenten “practice” is optional and can hold for some a spiritual discipline of fasting or abstinence, an added Bible Study, prayer, devotions, or works of service. This Lent we will concentrate on the marks of discipleship and practice ou discipleship through participation in ELCA World Hunger's 40 Days of Giving.

The Time of Lent

Sunday Morning Worship

Each Sunday has a different focus: Teach Us to Pray, Worship Only God, Opening Scripture, Serve Others, Share the Good News. The worship service features scripture reading and a sermon dialogue with biblical characters that focus.

 

Lent 1- Teach Us to pray- a conversation with Mary

Lent 2- Worship Only God- a conversation with the Devil

Lent 3- Opening Scripture- a conversation with Rabbi of Nazareth

Lent 4- Serve Others-  a conversation with Simon Peter's Mother-in-law

Lent 5- Share the Good News- a conversation with Simon Peter

Wednesday Evenings Worship

Click on the pictures below for directions

March 27- Soup supper and Contemplative Worship

6:30 pm Meal, 7:00 pm service begins

Location: Ambler Mennonite Church

90 E. Mt Pleasent Ave., Ambler, PA 10002 (215) 643-4876

Parking in front of the church

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April 3- Soup supper and Contemplative Worship

6:30 pm Meal, 7:00 pm service begins

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 Summit Ave, Ft. Washington, PA 19034 (215) 646-2813

Parking available in the lot behind the church and on the street. Handicapped accessible via the elevator located at the far entrance off the parking lot, signs point the way. 

 

April 10- Soup supper and Contemplative Worship

6:30 pm Meal, 7:00 pm service begins

Location: Church of the Brethren, 351 E. Butler Pike, Ambler PA 19002 (215) 646-1190

The parking lot is at 357 Heckler Street. There is designated handicapped parking available next to the church on Heckler Street, with an accessible entrance off Rosemont Avenue.

 

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Sunday Morning Bible Study

Following the worship service, a group of interested persons will meet for a half-hour to dig deeper the marks of discipleship. Guided by the ELCA's 40 Days of Giving study guide we will discuss how we practice our faith as current day disciples.

Personal Bible Reading and Reflection

A devotional calendar that follows this theme is available by calling our office or can be picked up at the worship service.

 

In addition,  a simple way to practice scripture reading is just to dive in and read a gospel. Begin with Mark, it is the shortest gospel (16 short chapters) and is easily read in 40 days in just a few minutes a day set aside to do this.

 

And/Or

Spend a few minutes each day in an undisturbed place, quietly sitting in the presence of God. Prayer may become part of this time or not, but, more importantly, take the time to listen for God’s voice.

 

235 Summit Ave, Ft. Washington, PA 19034

Trinity Lutheran Church