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Holy Week 2021

Mar 29, 2021

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A Lent Recap

Lent began with Ash Wednesday. We changed our tradition and did not do ashes on Tuesday evening but instead waited until actual Ash Wednesday at a 5:30 pm worship service attended by about 20 people. We were pleased to have Rev. Duane Carlisle, the lead pastor at First UMC West Lafayette, preach and construct a powerful interactive visual display. Due to COVID we decided to keep our social distance – Pastor Glen went first to talk through how to mix the olive oil and fresh ash and place the sign of the cross on their own forehead or back of hand.

The visual display included signs, barbed wire, a door, and a mirror that was used for self-imposition of ashes. As each participant imposed ashes, Pastor Glen stood ten feet away and said the traditional words, calling each participant by name and saying “From Dust you came and to dust you shall return, repent and believe the Gospel.”

Our Sunday and Tuesday worship themes have been in the realm of reflection and repentance. Many have talked about facing our fears and growing in faith on the journey of life with God. We continue to have good numbers for these worship services.

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Holy Week at Wesley Foundation

3/28 Palm Sunday Worship 4:30 pm: Pastor Glen & the five students present a dramatic sermon with five voices/perspectives on Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the week ahead. Come hear five powerful monologues to inform the start of Holy Week. Palm branches provided.

 

3/30 Holy Tuesday Praise & Prayer Walk (Silver Dipper) 8:00 pm and 9:45 pm

Footwashing/Handwashing

 

4/1 Maundy Thursday Worship (at Wesley but includes leadership from First UMC West Lafayette) w/ Communion 6:30 pm . Pastor Lauren Hall from FUMC will be our guest preacher.

 

4/2 Good Friday Sunrise Worship 6:30 am start at Wesley and goes to the top of the Grant Street parking garage for the 7:29 am sunrise. Come early and/or stay after for breakfast!

 

4/3 Holy Saturday Hike and Picnic lunch – details TBA

 

4/4 Easter Worship 4:30 pm . Dramatic Scripture Reading. Pastor Wellington Preach

 

We hope you are able to join us during Holy Week!