Lent 2019

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, March 6

Begin Lent by acknowledging our need for repentance and receiving the imposition of ashes.

6 PM Worship in the Sanctuary

A shorter service featuring the children’s choirs, led by Rev. Patrick Hunnicutt.

7:30 PM Worship in the Sanctuary

A traditional service led by Rev. Whitney Fauntleroy.

Lent Together

Worship Stations, Simple Supper, and Compline Service

Wednesdays, March 13, 20 & 27 and April 3 & 10

5-6:45 PM Worship Stations in the Sanctuary

Our worship stations are created with all ages in mind. Come by at any time and stay as long as you like. This year’s theme is “Serving Others.” We will highlight a different community each week:

March 13: Moi’s Bridge, Kenya
March 20: Women of Westminster
March 27: Kenya Mission Network
April 3: Bdecan Presbyterian Church and the Spirit Lake Reservation
April 10: Our Westminster Family

6-6:45 PM Simple Supper in Fellowship Hall

Supper served continuously; arrive at any time. $5/person age 5 and up | free for age 4 and under | family max $20 (pay at the door)

7-7:30 PM Compline Service in the Sanctuary

Join musicians from Westminster as we offer services of sung prayer called Compline, or “Prayer at the Close of the Day.” This short service (30 minutes or less) can become a meaningful part of your week and Lenten discipline. No two services will be the same.  I hope you will consider making these services the end of your family’s experience with Lenten Worship Stations, the devotion and prayer preceding a committee meeting, or just as a gentle way to offer prayers and the end of the day. You can find an outline of the service in our hymnal on p. 31.

Sunday Morning Adult Formation Series

9:45 AM in Haverkamp Room

Discover practical ways to follow Jesus, alternative ways to deepen and claim your faith, learn about other religions, and rediscover your sense of Christian identity in today’s culture. Dr. Kathy Staudt, teacher, poet, and spiritual director will lead this series.

March 10: Christians in a Secular Culture: A Spiritual Path
March 17: Jesus: The Heart of Christianity
March 24:  People of the Book: Scripture & Christian Practices
March 31: 
April 7: The Contemplative Path & the Way of the Cross

Sermon Series: Construing the Cross

In the Bible and Christian history, the cross of Christ has been associated with several major elements or of symbols.  On the five Sundays during Lent, Rev. Larry Hayward will be exploring one of these per week. Music in which these symbols are found will also be part of the services.

March 10: Sacrifice
March 17: Scapegoat (8:30 only)
March 24: Deliverance
March 31: Tree
April 7: Serpent

Westminster Presents: A Spiritual Journey Through Lent

Friday, March 15 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Sunday, March 17 at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary

The Westminster Choir collaborates with Dr. Eileen Guenther, Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary, as we examine the history of the American Spiritual. Dr. Guenther is the author of “In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals.”