Monday, February 15, 2010

Lent at Bethany

Ash Wednesday – THIS Wednesday – kicks off Lent, a season of preparation, self-examination, and study to make us ready for “Holy Week” and the great drama of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

We’ll observe Ash Wednesday at 7:00 pm with a reflective service: Holy Communion, the “imposition of ashes” (made with the palms from the prior year’s Palm Sunday), and Scripture from the Book of Job.

On Thursday night, we begin our series of Lenten Dinners and Studies, at 6:00 pm. Dinner is FREE (donations accepted) and childcare is available (after the meal – call ahead to register). Our study this year is based on Tim Keller’s marvelous book The Prodigal God, and it will be connected with Sunday messages on the same themes. It is an exploration of the story we know as “the Prodigal Son”. The book is excellent, and Tim Keller is a master teacher. For more information and the video “trailer”, check out the site: http://www.theprodigalgod.com/index.html

The books are available for $15 (25% off cover price). They are not required, but I highly recommend it!

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