Lent 2015: Upside down and inside out

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Upside down and inside out
Community Mennonite Church
Lent 2015

We light a light in the name of the God who creates life,
the Savior who loves life,
and the Spirit who is the fire of life.

With these words we’ll begin our Lent worship services. We invite you to worship with us and enter into the scriptures for this Lenten season by reading them along with the Lenten devotional prepared by writers from CMC, Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship and Shalom Mennonite Congregation. Some of these texts, the changes in our lives, or events in the world will turn us “upside down” in the course of these 40 days of Lent. Nevertheless, we believe that the Holy Spirit is at work within us and ultimately moves us out into the world as a faithful people bearing the life of Christ. Each Sunday the children’s story will focus on a different way to pray. Pastoral Team has also developed some connections between these prayer practices and our theme scripture for this year: Colossians 3:12-17. Our theme hymn during Lent is a text by John Wesley “Jesus, I believe you’re near” and a new tune, by Matthew A. Carlson of CMC.

Ash Wed., February 18 @ 8pm
Scripture and Song

First Sunday,  February 22
Preacher: Pastor Jennifer
Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10
I Peter 3:18=22
Mark 1:9-15

Second Sunday, March 1
Preacher: Aaron Kauffman, Virginia Mennonite Missions
Genesis 15:1-6*
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 1:16-17*
Mark 8:31-38

Third Sunday, March 8
Preacher: Pastor Jennifer
Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
I Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

Fourth Sunday–Laetare Sunday, March 15
Preacher: Matt Lehman, Mennonite Mission Network
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21

Fifth Sunday, March 22
Preacher: Pastor Jennifer
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33

Sixth Sunday–Palm Sunday, March 29
Preacher: Pastor Dayna
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 11:1-11

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 2 at 6pm
Meal and Footwashing

Good Friday, April 3 at 7pm  
Scripture and Song

Easter Vigil, April 4 at 10pm (Saturday evening jointly with Park View Mennonite Church–in their building)

Easter Sunday,  April 5 @ 10 am
(Easter breads at 8:30!)
Preacher: Pastor Jennifer
Acts 10:34-43
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
I Corinthians 15:1-11
John 20:1-18

2015 Lenten Luncheon Schedule

Wednesdays from 12:05-12:55pm. The ecumenical Lenten Luncheons will be held at Otterbein United Methodist Church (167 West Market St., Harrisonburg.) However, March 4th, the luncheon will be at St. Jacobs Spaders Lutheran Church (3555 Spaders Church Road, Mt. Crawford). Lunch is $6 to benefit the local prison ministry.

Wed, Feb 25 Pastor Adam Blagg (Methodist) Preparation
Wed, Mar 4 Pastor Evan Davis (Lutheran) Enough
Wed, Mar 11 Pastor Brian Bolton (Mennonite) Singing the Psalms
Wed, Mar 18 Father Kyrill (Orthodox) Lent from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective
Wed, Mar 25 Father Daniel Robayo (Episcopal) TBA

Community Mennonite Church
70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA