Lenten Opportunities and Experiences @

First Presbyterian Church
 

Please use this guide to discover and connect with a variety of Lenten Service and Study opportunities available to you beginning February 18th.  We pray all will be blessed as we begin the journey to Easter! 

Beautiful Artwork for Our Lenten Season

The season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14th. It brings a solemn period of reverence, hope, renewal, and restoration that culminates in our celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

The following restorative themes will be infused in our worship services each week:

  • February 18thRestoring Faith
  • February 25thRestoring Health
  • March 4thRestoring Opportunity
  • March 11thRestoring Relationships
  • March 18thRestoring Joy
  • March 25 – Palm Sunday with Cantata, “Behold the Lamb”
  • March 29thMaundy Thursday
  • April 1stRestored

 

This season, Sheila Lougheed, a local artist whose bright and spirited works reflect influences of Georgia O’Keefe and Jackson Pollock, will delight us with her artistic talents by painting one of her beautiful art pieces in the rear of the sanctuary during the 9am services beginning on Sunday, February 18th. Her work will reflect the Lenten theme of personal and spiritual restoration.  Each week she will add to the piece until its completion on Easter Sunday.

 

(To learn more about Sheila’s work, please see her exhibit on display in the Center for Christian Life.)

Adult Sunday School Lenten Study

Join the Pastors on Sunday mornings during Lent, after the 9:00am worship service, in the Schumann Conferencing Center, for an Adult Lenten Bible Study called, “He Chose the Nails.”  This DVD-based study, by Max Lucado, will explore what happen of the hill of Calvary and what God did to win your heart:

  • 2/18 – Rev. Graham Bingham “He Chose to Be One of Us”
  • 2/25 –  Rev. Michael York, “He Chose to Forgive Us”
  • 3/4 – Dr. Sam Rutland, “He Chose to Invite Us into His Presence”
  • 3/11 –  Anne Adams, “He Chose to Love Us Forever”
  • 3/18 –  Dr. Tim Womack, “He Chose to Give Us Victory”

Study books are available in the Church Office.  Cost: $10

 

 

Wednesday B.Y.O.Bag Lunch Study

Join us on-site or online for a midweek Lenten Study. Rev. Michael York will be hosting an on-site class from Noon-1:00 PM in Schumann Conference Center.  We will be exploring a study, “NUA,” from RightNow Media and discussing together. If you are unavailable to join us on campus, please go to our website (firstpresvero.org) on your own time and click on the Media tab, then the image (as depicted) below.  We will post each video for the week and you can post questions or comments which Michael will respond to between sessions. Our time together will start on Wednesday, February 21st.
 
If you have not accepted the invitation to join RightNow Media and need assistance registering, please contact Robyn Thompson through the church office – robyn@firstpresvero.org or 772-562-9088, ext 122.  

Lenten Reflections

Beginning February 21, following dinner in McAfee hall, we will hold a “Lenten Reflections” service at 6pm. Each short service will feature a different performance by one of our outstanding musical groups, followed by a meditative reflection with Dr. Tim or Rev. Michael.

Join us each week as we celebrate the different themes of the season:

February 21Restore your Faith with a performance of “Reflections of Faith” by the Youth Chime Choir.

February 28“The Beautiful, Terrible Cross”, performed by the Chancel Choir, focuses on the theme of Restoring One’s Health.

March 7Restore your Relationships from “Out of the Depths” with our Men’s Choir.

March 15From “Dust and Ashes” comes the Restoration of Opportunity with our Women’s Choir.

March 21 – “This Blessed Day, and This is Our Moment”, a performance by the Chamber Choir, will leave you a feeling of Restored Joy.