Lent

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Ash Wednesday Worship

February 22 @ 7 pm

Often called the Day of Ashes, Ash Wednesday starts Lent by focusing our hearts on repentance and prayer, usually through personal and communal confession. This happens during a unique Ash Wednesday service. We invite you to join us for this reflective service where you will receive a heartfelt message and imposition of ashes.

Childcare will be available for children age 3 and under. Children over the age of 4 are encouraged to worship with their family.

For more information, contact Karen Chraska at karenc@tmumc.org.

Children & Family Ash Wednesday Worship

February 22 @ 5 pm

Reflect and renew as a family for this Ash Wednesday service that will teach the meaning of Lent, how we can use this time to grow closer to God, and ways that you can honor Lent at home. This 30-minute worship service is great for families with young children to help prepare them for the season of Lent with an age-appropriate message.

For more information, contact Julie Hawkins at juliehawk@tmumc.org.

Come & Go Imposition of Ashes

February 22 @ Noon

If you are unable to attend one of our Ash Wednesday Worship services, our Sanctuary will be open from 12 - 1 pm for prayer and imposition of ashes. This is a come-and-go opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Lent.

Preparing for Lent Class

February 26 @ 9:30 am
Ministry Center

Join Rev. Gracie Millard and Denise Robinson as they share about the United Methodist Church’s practice of observing Lent. What exactly is Lent and why do Christians around the world observe it every year? How do different Christian traditions celebrate Lent? Why is Lent  important to our own spiritual journey?  How can this year’s observation of Lent be different? On the first Sunday of Lent, let's ask these questions and meditate on this time.

All are welcome and no registration is required.

Questions about this class? Contact Denise Robinson at deniser@tmumc.org.

 

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Easter: Holiday or Holy Day

February 26 @ 7pm

Join us February 26 at 7pm for a play written by our very own Marilyn Hurlbut called "Easter: Holiday or Holy Day." This thought-provoking play speaks to our society despiritualizing Easter and helps us learn more about the chronology of events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection. Everyone is welcome to this free play. Invite your family, friends and neighbors.

Questions? Contact Karen Chraska at karenc@tmumc.org.

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Lenten Reading Plan

Throughout Lent we will be focusing on the "I Am" statements of Jesus. In the book of John, Jesus introduces himself to us by identifying with "I Am," such as I am the light of the world, the bread of life, the gate, the good shepherd, and more. We invite you to join us in scripture by downloading the YouVersion Bible App and following along with our featured reading plan, "I Am Enough." Don't forget to mark Trietsch as your church in the app to receive even more support and guidance!

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If you'd like to follow along with us as a church, we will begin this reading plan on Sunday, February 26. A reading guide to match our weekly sermon topics is coming soon.

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Fasting During Lent

Do you want to try fasting in order to enter into a deeper connection and relationship with God? Fasting is a worthy challenge. The reason we call it a challenge is because the first step to filling ourselves with God is emptying ourselves of self, and that's not easy. Maybe you are an old pro at fasting, trying it for the first time, or you hate the idea of fasting. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we hope to help you step into the right mindset to begin fasting with simple steps to get started.

Learn More→

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Holy Week & Easter

We can't wait to celebrate the risen Christ with you! Check out our Easter page to see all Holy Week worship services and events, special activities for your kids, and ways to serve. The events of Easter are at the core of our Christian faith. It marks the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion. Easter is the joyful end to the Lenten season of fasting and penitence.

Learn More→

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