2019 Lenten/Easter Season

Responding to the Reality of God

LENT is the season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday. The season of Lent is a preparation for celebrating Easter. Lent is a time for penance by all Christians. The First Sunday describes Jesus’ temptation by Satan, and the Sixth Sunday (Passion/Palm Sunday), Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his subsequent suffering and death. Because Sundays are always little Easters, the penitential spirit of Lent should be tempered with joyful expectation of the Resurrection.

HOLY WEEK begins with Palm Sunday and continues through the great three days from sunset on Holy Thursday through sunset Easter day. This is the climax of Lent and the whole Christian year, and a bridge into the Easter season. These days proclaim the mystery of Jesus Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. During these days, the community journeys with Jesus from the upper room, to the cross, to the town, and to the garden.

Ash Wednesday: March 6
Imposition of Ashes, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary*
Holy Week: April 14 to April 20
Palm Sunday, April 14, 8:15 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am*
Children’s Palm Parade, all worship services
Stations of the Cross at PUMC
Sunday, April 14, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Monday to Friday, April 15 to April 19, 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Children Walking with Jesus, guided tour of the Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm*
Youth Holy Thursday Dinner, April 18, 5:45 pm -6:45 pm, Chapel
Holy Thursday Worship & Communion, April 18, 7:00 pm*
Stations of the Cross Outdoor Walk,
Friday, April 19, 9:00 am. Pontifical College Josephinum
Good Friday Worship, April 19, 7:00 pm*
Silent Retreat, April 20, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Powell UMC
Easter Sunday: April 21
Sunrise Worship, Youth-led, 6:45 am
Traditional Worship with Communion, 8:15 am*
Traditional Worship with Children’s Sunday School, 9:30 am*
Contemporary Worship with Children’s Sunday School, 11:00 am*
The God We Can Know, Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus, by Rob Fuquay, a six-week experience, captures our imagination through the sayings of Jesus in ways that will deepen our faith and strengthen our hearts. Many congregation members are participating. A weekly webcast is available through the church website.
Upper Room Devotions, reflections on Lenten-based scriptures, 
Monday, 8:45 am or 11 am, March 11 to April 15
Sermon Shaping through Bible Study* 
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, March 13 to April 17. Facilitator: Rev. Larry Brown
Sermon Link on Facebook Live
Wednesdays, 12:45 pm, www.facebook.com/powellumc.org
Lenten Devotional Booklet, daily reflections from Powell UMC 
Available in the Main Hall, beginning Tuesday, March 5


Pancake Supper: donations support Habitat for Humanity 
Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
Children’s Movie, Iesodo: Faith 
Sunday, March 10, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, Fellowship Hall
Family Promise: support Delaware County families without homes
Sunday, March 17 – March 24, 35 N. Washington Street
Good Works Community Meal and Retreat: neighbors helping neighbors 
Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, in Athens County
Common Ground Free Store: serving those in need
Tuesday, April 2, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 193 E Central Ave, Delaware
Children’s Movie, Iesodo: Believe 
Sunday, April 7, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, Fellowship Hall
Community Easter Egg Hunt: fill, hide, or find eggs
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am, Powell Village Green Park
*Childcare and Quiet Room available where indicated