Lent 2021

Lent 2021

You Are Dust, To Dust You Shall Return

February 17 Ash Wednesday Services

7 AM Service of Morning Prayer in the Sanctuary

7 PM Service of Evening Prayer in the Sanctuary

Silent communion and ashes will be offered, and MLUMC Music Director Mitchell Stecker will provide the music for these services. The services will also be livestreamed for those who cannot or choose not to attend. Details for the livestreaming wil be available on this website, email messages, the bulletin, and the Facebook pages.

8:30 AM – 6 PM  Individual and Family Communion Appointments

30-minute private appointments are available to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion in a safe, hygienic, and physically-distanced manner. Appointments will begin on the hour, and on the half-hour, not before 8:30 am or after 6 pm. Please contact the church office to schedule a time that is convenient for the members in your household. Each appointment will include a brief organ prelude, a prayer of thanksgiving, the receiving of bread and cup, and an organ postlude. If it has been a while since you have felt comfortable to come to the Lord’s Table, now could be the perfect opportunity! Appointments will also be offered on Good Friday.

Lenten Prayer Services

From earliest times, Christians have gathered at regular hours during each day and night to respond to God’s word with praise on behalf of all creation and with intercession for the salvation of the world. By the fourth century A.D., if not earlier, morning and evening had emerged as the pre-eminent hours for the offering of this sacrifice of praise. During the upcoming Season of Lent, we intend to reclaim this ancient practice by offering weekly opportunities for God’s people to gather for prayer and praise. 

This series of services will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17th, when the Liturgy of Morning Prayer will be offered in our sanctuary at 7:00 a.m. and the Liturgy of Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend either in-person or remotely. The Liturgy of Evening Prayer will then be offered on the following Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary — February 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd. Again, you are welcome to attend either in-person or remotely