From Lent into Easter

Lenten Opportunities 2019

The Lenten season will begin on March 6, concluding with Palm Sunday on April 14 and our joyous celebration of Easter on April 21. From Ash Wednesday through Lent unto Holy Week, we’ll explore together the opportunities available to us for worship, prayer, and learning during this important time in the church calendar. Come when you can and invite your friends from the wider community to join in!

Join us on Sunday mornings during Lent! Services will be held each Sunday from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM and a second (quieter) service from 11:15 AM to noon. In addition to Sunday worship opportunities during Lent, ACC offers the following:

Fellowship
Lenten Activities
Holy Week Activities
Easter Sunday
Special Music

 

Fellowship
 

 


Lenten Activities

Join us on March 6, 2019, Ash Wednesday, for a worship service at 7 PM in our Sanctuary. This service will be an opportunity to begin your Lenten experience through worship, music, word, and imposition of ashes.

 

Our Faith Formation website lists activities for all ages to help in understanding the Season of Lent, which begins with the celebration of Ash Wednesday on March 6:

Ash Wednesday's service will include the imposition of Ashes is a tradition followed by many Christian denominations. Ashes remind us that we came from the dust and we will return to the dust - and they are also a symbol to remind us that Lent calls us back to God and invites us to be more fully the people God has made us to be. Click here to learn more about Ash Wednesday.

The season of Lent offers us the opportunity to "fast" from those things which prevent us from meaningfully reflecting on how we are to be God's people. We are invited to take on practices which help us take a closer walk with Jesus and live in God's way. Click here to read about the season of Lent; on this page you will find information and links to resources and activities to help your family grow deeper in faith as you prepare for the resurrection of our Lord on Easter morning.

Join us on Sunday, April 14 for our Palm Sunday worship services at 9:15 and 11 AM in our Sanctuary.

Holy Week, April 14 to April 21, 2019

Each morning from Monday through Friday during Holy Week, lay members of our congregation offer a 30-minute worship experience from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM in our Olmsted Parlor.

The worship leaders this year are:

A wonderful Maundy Thursday service is part of our tradition at Acton Congregational Church. Our Maundy Thursday service follows the ancient Order of Tenebrae. In remembrance of the Last Supper, we share Holy Communion.  The service begins at 8 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Easter Sunday, April 21

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not a one-time event in history, but the final revelation of God in one person, that life and love ultimately win! Services will be held at 9:15 AM and 11:15 AM, and we welcome our members and friends, their families, and our visitors.

 

Special Music 

We have beautiful, worshipful, and inspiring music this Lenten/Easter season. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming months.