Join Lenten Wednesday Multigenerational Gatherings:
March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
LENTEN WEDNESDAY 12 PM SERVICE
We’ll have our regular Holy Communion noon service throughout the Lenten season. These services will be recorded.
“INTO THE WILD” 6 PM DINNER & DEVOTIONS FOR ALL AGES IN THE PARLOR
Journey “Into the Wild” together beginning with a simple supper in the Parlor followed by multigenerational devotion time and a simple craft that ties in with the “Into the Wild” Lenten devotional. The craft will be added to the Lenten Narthex display that will change and grow throughout Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday.
LENTEN “PRAYER AROUND THE CROSS” 7 PM SERVICE
“Bless Now, O God, The Journey” will be simple, quiet and reflective prayer around the cross through chants, readings, scriptures, prayers and lighting of candles. All are welcome to come for this brief prayer service to be ‘Rooted Together’ in faith during this Lenten season. These services are livestreamed.
Lent is a traditional time of reflection, meditation, and preparation. Pick up an “Into the Wild” Lenten devotional in the Narthex or download a digital copy. The Season of Lent is a season of walking into the wild, a 40-day journey filled with wild beasts, wild love, beauties, challenges, gifts, and visions. A journey that begins with ashes, and ends with joy. Gethsemane Lutheran congregants and friends are invited to take this adventure with Henri Matisse, one of the more daring, influential, and beloved artists in modern history. He once said he “liked to pray with a pencil: at the moment I go every morning to say my prayers, pencil is in hand; I stand in front of a pomegranate tree covered in blossom, each flower at a different stage, and I watch their transformation..filled with admiration for the work of God. Is this not a way of praying”? People of the Lenten journey-young and old-grab a pencil ( or a crayon, or a paintbrush!) your favorite Bible, and a decent internet connection (all the paintings referenced in the devotional can be found online – see the Companion Link Sheet for guidance). Week by week, with the words of Scripture and the art of Henri Matisse as a guide, head into the wild-all the way to the beautiful, joyful love of the coming new day!