It's Lent—that time of year when we reflect on Jesus' life, death and resurrection in preparation for Easter and Holy Week. Join us us for both our daytime and evening worship services.
Wednesdays, Feb. 14-March 21Maundy Thursday, March 29Noon & 6:30 p.m.
Lenten lunchesAsh Wednesday, Feb. 14 & Maundy Thursday, March 29Immediately following noon service, Gathering Room, $5/person or $15/family
Lenten dinnersWednesdays, Feb. 14-March 21, 5-6 p.m., Gathering Room, $5/person or $15/family
Free Community MealMaundy Thursday, March 29, 5-6:30 p.m., Gathering Room
Kitchen Table ConversationsWednesdays, Feb. 14-March 21 & Maundy Thursday, March 29, Gathering RoomAfter each worship service, just like our students and mentors, all adults are invited to spend time together in processing what you heard and leaning into the Spirit’s teaching. Join us around a table in the Gathering Room to share life, read Scripture and find belonging.
How does sin prevent us from being more authentic with the people around us? What difference does it make to our relationships with each other—and with God—when we dare to expose our struggles and seek true belonging in His family?
Brokenness has been part of the human experience ever since the fall—but the same is true for the healing found in community. Examples abound in the Bible… Though Moses murdered an Egyptian slave driver, God convinced Moses to return to the Israelites and fulfill his purpose in leading them to freedom. Though Rahab lived a life of prostitution, her life was spared and she found acceptance by trusting the witness of Joshua’s spies and the God they professed. Though Zacchaeus lived a life devoted to money and greed, he was invited into the company of Jesus!
To get to the heart of our brokenness and God’s gift of belonging, we are devoting this year’s Lenten season to a deep exploration of the seven deadly sins and their antidote, the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
Feb. 14 - Pride | PeaceFeb. 21 - Gluttony | Joy & Self-controlFeb. 28 - Greed | GoodnessMarch 7 - Lust | LoveMarch 14 - Envy | FaithfulnessMarch 21 - Sloth | PatienceMarch 29 - Wrath | Kindness & Gentleness
Too often, we think we need to tackle sin all on our own—we need to clear this or that hurdle in order to be accepted. But there’s no denying that sin is a shared experience and that no part of the Spirit’s fruit can grow and multiply in isolation.
That’s why, this Lent, you are invited to come experience the transforming power of Jesus in our learning and conversations with each other. As we expose our brokenness to God and one another in true community, Christ's death frees us to live life as He intended it. Free from greed to exhibit His goodness. Free from lust to be able to love. Free from pride to be people of peace. Our deadliest sins are no match for the fruit of His Spirit!
Lenten mentoring is a vital piece of youth ministry here at Calvary and we are excited to offer it to students in grades 6-12. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please contact Megan Percy by e-mail or at 763.231.2972; or Pastor Jason Roton by e-mail or at 763.231.2962.
Lenten mentor training - Sunday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m., Gathering RoomOur Lenten mentoring experience begins with a soup and salad supper and training for veteran and new mentors. We will discuss key information concerning the Lenten services and working with kids. Also mark your calendars for our Lenten mentor wrap-up on Sunday, April 8, 5-7 p.m., in the Gathering Room.
Lenten mentor kickoff - Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8 p.m., SanctuaryStudents (grades 6-12), mentors and parents are all encouraged to come for a time of worship, relationship building, and a sneak preview of the Lenten worship experience this year.