Our 2018 Lenten Midweek Theme: “Christ Concealed in the Old Covenant”

The theme for our Lenten midweek services this year is “Christ Concealed in the Old Covenant.”  Service times will be 1:00 and 7:00 PM each Wednesday.  Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service times will be at 7:00 PM.

Each service will explore how God pointed forward to His Messiah for the world even while He set apart a people through whom He would come.  The planned texts (though they may change) are:

  • Feb 14: Ash Wednesday: Genesis 3:1-19
  • Feb 21: Lent Midweek 2: Exodus 31:12-18
  • Feb 28: Lent Midweek 3: 1 Kings 11:1-6
  • Mar 7: Lent Midweek 4: 2 Kings 24:18-25:7
  • Mar 14: Lent Midweek 5: Selected portions of Jeremiah 32
  • Mar 21: Lent Midweek 6: Jonah 3:5-10
  • Mar 29: Maundy Thursday: Zechariah 1:12-17
  • Mar 30: Good Friday: Hosea 6:1-6

Of course, we will connect them to Jesus, who carried out God’s Old-Covenant promises.  In this exploration, we will understand better how the God who promises also fulfills them.

All the Midweek services will be a service of the Word except for Maundy Thursday, which will also celebrate the Service of the Sacrament.  Each service will include hymns stanzas (singable ones!) interspersed throughout and an appropriate psalm.  These will help us deepen our understanding as we, remembering Jesus, make our way to His cross and resurrection for our salvation.

 

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