Ash Wednesday, March 6th
Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
8:00 AM – Trinity, Warren
5:30 PM – Trinity, Warren
7:00 PM – St. Francis, Youngsville
Your Lenten Journey
All Christians are invited “to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word”
Make worship a part of your Lenten journey this year with the several opportunities available to you.
Schedule for Lenten Services in Warren
Tuesday Evenings at 7 PM
Holden Evening Prayer, fellowship time follows.
March 12th St. Joseph Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Fr. Matthew Preaching
March 19th Trinity, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West
March 26th First Lutheran Church, 109 West 3rd Avenue Fr. Larry Scofield, preaching
April 2nd St. Paul Lutheran Church, 306 Conewango Avenue
April 9th First Presbyterian, 300 Market Street
Wednesday Evenings, 5:30 PM Worship Service, Trinity, Warren
Schedule for Lenten Services in Youngsville
Wednesdays Service @ 11:30 am, Lunch Noon
March 6th First United Methodist Church, 225 East Main Street
March 13th Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis Street
March 20th St. Francis of Assisi, 343 East Main Street
March 27th St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, 420 N. Main Street
April 3rd Otterbein United Methodist, 258 Dalrymple St. Pittsfield
April 10th Saron Lutheran Church, 148 West Main Street
April 17th Presbyterian Church, National Forge Road, Irvine
Additional ways to observe a Holy Lent: 2019 Lenten Learning and Discipline Opportunities
Please join with the rest of your EMWC friends in supporting the United Thank Offering (UTO) this Lent with the 2019 Lenten Devotional Calendar. Pick up materials near the entryway, including your own iconic Blue Box. By participating, you will learn more about this beloved ministry of the Episcopal Church, practice the spiritual discipline of gratitude, and benefit ministries of hope and faith all over the world. A great activity for disciples of all ages! Collections are due back on Easter Sunday (April 21).
Wednesdays in Lent will include a study program at 7 PM in Warren beginning March 13th. Each week during Lent, The Episcopal Mission of Warren County is offering, Practicing the Way of Love, at 7 PM at our Warren location. This opportunity is part of our traditional understanding of Lent being a time for special devotion and study in our faith lives.
The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It’s a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. For more information on the Way of Love and a video presentation by our Presiding Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry go to https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love.
EMWC Single Use Plastic Challenge – Each year we individually decide how we will fast during Lent, maybe giving up a food or drink, Facebook, or something else that may help us focus more on our spiritual lives. This year we are introducing a congregational fast, a fast from single use plastic, which is choking our earth and, in some cases, killing animals who become entangled in it or eat it. For example, numerous whales have been found dead, their stomach’s full of plastic.
Please prayerfully consider giving up one or more types of single use plastic: bags, straws, water and soda bottles, cups, coffee stirrers, eating utensils, food packaging, etc. We will provide a few helpful incentives: reusable metal straws, reusable shopping bags, reusable water bottles.