LENT & EASTER 2016
HOPE NEVER FAILS—Theme for 2016
The High & Holy Season of Lent and Easter 2016 is now upon us. Join us this season through the worship life of Christ Church United Methodist. It all begins Ash Wednesday February 10, and runs for the 7-Week period of Lent, leading to the climatic celebration of Easter Sunday. Make plans now to be a part of this faith journey.
WHAT IS LENT?
The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ created our faith and life. The Season of Lent is the 40-Day period, not including Sundays, prior to Easter Sunday. Millennial Christians have followed the Season of Lent so as to remember and renew our Faith life, which is abundant and eternal.
Lent is observed as a time or repentance and renewal. We repent from our broken relationship with The Lord, by calling to mind the suffering and death of Jesus upon the Cross for not only our sins but for the sins of the whole world.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10 and runs through Good Friday March 25.
EASTER & HOLY WEEK 2016
We are an Easter People with an Easter Faith. Holy Week is March 20-27, 2016. It commemorates and recalls to mind the 7-last days of Jesus earthly life that leads to the Resurrection to eternal life.
- Palm Sunday: March 20, 2016, Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem, hailed as the Messiah.
- Maundy Thursday: March 24, 2016, the Upper Room where Jesus instituted Holy Communion; the Last Supper.
- Good Friday: March 25, 2016, the death of Jesus, the Crucifixion on the Cross.
- Easter Sunday: March 27, 2016, Jesus is Alive, He Has Risen from the Dead.
Now more than ever, our world needs to experience anew the Gospel of life and love through Jesus. God is alive and ours is a HOPE THAT NEVER FAILS.