Lent - A journey to the cross

Lent originated in the early centuries of church history as a time of preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts until Holy Saturday, the Saturday before Easter. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, which includes both Maundy Thursday (commemorating the institution of the Lord's Supper) and Good Friday (commemorating the crucifixion of our Lord).

 

Reminiscent of Israel's forty years in the wilderness and Jesus' forty days of fasting in the wilderness, the Lenten season, not counting Sundays, lasts forty days. Sundays are not included because the Lord's Day, according to church tradition, is never a fast day but always a feast day, a celebration of the resurrection.

 

Each year we decorate, plan events, services, and create resources designed to help us purposefully enter into this Lenten season with the hope that all of it will take you to a deeper understanding, appreciation, and experience of the story of God. 


FREE LENTEN RESOURCES

Lenten Daily Scripture Reader

Lenten Family Devotions For Those With Children


OTHER LENTEN RESOURCE RECOMMENDATIONS... [Books & Music...]

 Lent For Everyone  By NT Wright

 Bread & Wine Readings For Lent & Easter  By Orbis Books

 Show Me The Way  By Henri Nouwen

 Eastertide: Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours  By Phyllis Tickle

 Lent [cd] by The Brilliance

LENTEN SERVICES

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE - FEBRUARY 14, 2018

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Wednesday February 14, 2018.  We will have an open space here at OneLife from 6-9am and again from 5:30-9pm for you and your family to come reflect, pray, and be marked with the ash.  It is a drop-in self guided service that can be done in as little as 10 minutes or you can stay for an hour or more.  Whatever works best for you.  There will be calm contemplative music along with thought provoking images looped throughout the time.  We hope you will make time to come and enter the season of lent with us at this service



PALM SUNDAY SERVICE - MARCH 25, 2018

Come join us for our regular worship service on Sunday March 25, 2018 at 10am with the addition

of our awesome KidsLife program doing a Hosanna processional.

It is sure to be a great service full of fantastic worship, prayer, communion, challenging teaching for all ages,

and time to connect with others over coffee and refreshments.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

MAUNDY THURSDAY FOOT WASHING SERVICE - MARCH 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday is a new service for OneLife.

At it the entire OneLife staff & elder board will be making space to worship,

to commemorate the institution of the Lord's Supper,

and to enter into something of the powerful humility of Christ as experienced through foot washing.

Thursday, March 29th from 6:30-7:30pm



GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES - MARCH 30, 2018

This year we will be offering two Good Friday Services.  This is a very interactive, creative service touching on many themes

that mark this important day in the church calendar.  It's very different from our regular services and you won't want to miss it.

So mark your calendar now and invite someone to come along with you!

Friday March 30th at 6:30pm [with childcare] and 8:30pm [no childcare]



EASTER CELEBRATION SERVICES

 We will be having two Easter Celebration Services on Sunday April 1, 2018 at 9am and 11:15am.  IT'S GOING TO BE A PARTY! 

Good food, great people, fantastic worship and prayer, communion, fun and engaging teaching times for kids birth through high school, and more.

Start inviting your friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers to join us.

We can't wait to celebrate with you!