Lent: From Everlasting to Everlasting

Our Lent theme in 2021 is From Everlasting to Everlasting. Our scripture readings this season recall the covenants that God has made with God’s people.

We will use these covenants to remind us of the everlasting faithfulness of God’s LIFE, HOPE, BLESSING, WISDOM, GRACE, PROMISE, and LOVE.

Our theme comes from Psalm 90, verses 1-2:

LORD, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 
Before the mountains were brought forth, 
or ever you had formed the earth and the world, 
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

We have compiled Lent Kits to help FLC members and friends worship in their homes this season. Kits include a liturgy booklet that contains bulletins for all worship services this season, Ash Wednesday through Good Friday (including Sunday morning and Wednesday evening worship). A variety of other items are included for use in worship and in your own devotional practices. Kits are available on the table outside the church office.

Join us for Ash Wednesday online worship at 6:30 p.m. on February 17 on the FLC YouTube channel.

We will bless symbols of our mortality, mark ourselves with the cross, and commit our hearts toward reflection and repentance as we enter the season of Lent. We will be reminded again that our human mortality is enlivened by the breath of God’s everlasting life.

If you have a Lent Kit, have your container of ashes and your liturgy booklet handy. You will also be invited to gather symbols of mortality – masks, hand sanitizer, medications – for a prayer of blessing. 

Join us Sunday mornings in Lent for worship, online or in-person at 9:00 a.m. on the FLC YouTube channel.

Each week, we will consider God’s faithfulness from everlasting to everlasting:

Lent 1: Everlasting Hope
Lent 2: Everlasting Blessing
Lent 3: Everlasting Wisdom
Lent 4: Everlasting Grace
Lent 5: Everlasting Promise
Palm Sunday: Everlasting Love

You are encouraged to along from home in the liturgy booklet from your Lent kit. Gather communion elements (anything approximating bread and wine). You may also want to have the prayer card and prayer stone from your kit on hand. 

Join us Wednesday evenings in Lent for Holden Evening Prayer, online each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on the FLC YouTube channel.

Sing along by heart or by following along in the liturgy booklet from your Advent kit. You may also want to have your prayer card and prayer stone, and a candle to light at the start of worship. You are also free to simply watch and meditate.