Lent and Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
 
Join us for LENT, a series of Sundays and midweek activities

that combine music, quiet, prayer, renewal and a deeper faith.

Come and Grow your spirit.

 
  Ash Wednesday: Mar. 1 - 12 Noon, 5:30 pm & 7 pm 
     Note: A special, Contemplative Prayer Ash Wed.
                       Service will be at 12 Noon & 5:30 pm 
              Full Ash Wednesday Service with Music @ 7 pm.


Lenten Sermon Series:
       "Following the Different Drummer"
Every Sunday during Lent at 9 & 10:45 am 
 

Mar. 5  Lent 1   
   
Mar. 12 Lent 2  

Mar. 19 Lent 3  

Mar. 26 Lent 4 

Apr. 2 Lent 5   

  

 
March 26 - Sunday Afternoon: Labyrinth & Taizé Music
     4 pm Labyrinth   -  5 pm Prayer Service w/ Taizé
    A time of "holy walking" in our Grand Foyer
    followed by a service filled with the meditative music
    of Taize, France.

    The Labyrinth will also be available
        on Maundy Thursday, Apr. 13 @ 6 pm.   
     
      
 
 
Holy Week
Palm & Passion Sun.: Apr. 9  9 am & 10:45 am

Maundy Thursday: Apr. 13 - 7 pm 
     Note: The Labyrinth is available 6 - 6:45 pm

Good Friday
: Apr. 14 - 7 pm @ Christ Our Savior UMC: Quartz Hill
     Walk the Stations of the Cross all Day at the
        High Desert Woodlands Park, Lancaster

Sat.: Messy Easter, Apr. 15 - 10 am to Noon 
     Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts, games and more!
 
EASTER SUNDAY    Apr. 16
     6:30 am Sunrise w/Holy Communion
     9 am  & 10:45 am Easter Celebrations 
         

 

"Your life is a sacred journey.
     And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way.
     You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now...
     And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love." 
Caroline Adams


     We are all on the path... exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path.

     A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness in God. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center with Christ and then back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.

     Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. When most people hear of a labyrinth they think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns, and blind alleys. It is a left brain task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out.

A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again.

A labyrinth is a right brain task. It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery. With a maze many choices must be made and an active mind is needed to solve the problem of finding the center. With a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not. A more passive, receptive mindset is needed. The choice is whether or not to walk a spiritual path.

At its most basic level the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self with God and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are, who Christ is, and what God means to you.




Worship with us this Lent 

 

& Easter!