LENT 2018

“Preparing Our Hearts for Easter”

Ash Wednesday Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14th, with a special service of worship at 6:30 P.M. featuring all of our worship instruments.   

Lenten Message Series: “UNSWEET MOMENTS OF PRAYER” This 7-part message series will help us jump-start our prayer life.

First Sunday In Lent February 18th will mark the first Sunday in Lent with a “Worship Together” service at 11 A.M.   The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated.

Lenten Devotional Guide:  “Thy Will Be Done”.  “Not as I will, but as you will,” Jesus prayed to his Father the night before he went to the cross for our salvation. And that is our prayer as well this Lent as we seek to do God’s will in our lives, as we draw near to the observance of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection during Holy Week.  Written by Rev. Justin Rossow, each service in the series focuses on a different aspect of God’s will at work among us. Biblical characters are used as insightful reference points each week to guide us in following our Lord more nearly day by day.

The devotional guide is available in the Welcome Center.  If you would like a copy mailed to you, please notify the church office.

Lenten Sacrificial Offering The Board of Deacons is challenging each member of the congregation to set aside a minimum of one dollar a day during the forty days of Lent as a sacrificial offering.  Some of you may want to pray about setting aside an even greater amount!  You are encouraged to give your “Lenten Sacrificial Offering” on Easter Sunday (along with an additional Easter Sunday gift) utilizing the special “Easter Sunday” offering envelope in your envelop packet (or an envelope of your own choice).  Your sacrificial gift will not only strengthen the ministry and mission of Bethel-St. Paul, but your faithful obedience could very well result in a special blessing of God for you in 2018. (2 Corinthians 9:6-11).