The Season of Lent
Lent is the solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of the Christian Church that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, atonement, and self-denial.
Wonderful Wednesday, March 29 Special Programs
Please join us for a very special Wednesday night program. The youth are preparing dinner as a fundraiser. Proceeds will go towards their summer trips. The planned dinner menu is baked spaghetti, bread, salad, and dessert. Dinner reservations can be made by using the pew pads, or by calling/emailing the church office.
Our program for the evening is something we all look forward to every year. Jane Robinson will present her Lent music program at 6:30 in the sanctuary. Please make plans to join us.
Palm Sunday Luncheon – Sunday, April 9 – Luncheon in the Anchor to follow worship. There is a sign-up sheet on the reception desk outside the Anchor. Please bring a side dish depending on the first letter of your last name. A-G Hot Sides and Casseroles, H-L Desserts, M-R Salads, S-Z Vegetables. The Church will provide the meat, rolls, and drinks.
One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering Collected April 16
Every year Christians from all over the world collect a special offering to help relieve hunger and extreme poverty. Each family is asked to participate in this extra giving opportunity to help support the Presbyterian response to devastating earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters and to alleviate suffering around the globe. Sometimes, this offering is thought of as the Easter offering and families are encouraged to pray and reflect during the Lenten season on the many blessings they enjoy and while remembering the needs of others.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
- MPC Kids Easter Egg Extravaganza – Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m.
- Maundy Thursday Communion Service – Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
- Good Friday Cantata – Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
- Community Easter Sunrise Service on the Square Easter Sunday, April 16 at 7 a.m. on the McDonough Square
- Easter Sunday (Regular MPC Worship) – 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.