A Note from Pastor Grace

On Wednesday, March 5, we will begin our 40-day Lenten journey.

We are familiar with the journey.  We do it every year.  We begin the journey on Ash Wednesday with soot on our foreheads marking us as the metaphorical “dead man walking” and we celebrate our completion on Easter morning rising with the sun for worship and breakfast!  This ain’t no sprint.  It’s a spiritual marathon.

I have come to see that the more intentional we are practicing our spiritual disciplines during the Lenten season, the deeper the joy of Easter.  And so, in keeping with spiritual disciplines, every Sunday morning during Lent, we will celebrate communion. We will meet at 8:00 am and again at 10:45 am in the chapel.  We will conclude every Saturday evening with communion during lent.  All are welcome.

In addition, to Sundays, our midweek service on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am is only half an hour long with communion.  We will use Upper Room’s morning prayer liturgy.   The United Methodist Men will serve as liturgists.

 

Wednesday Morning Communion

Time
7:00 am – 7:30 am

Place
Chapel

Liturgy
Upper Room Worshipbook

 

Lenten Sunday Schedule

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Communion in the Sanctuary

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Traditional Service

9:45 am – 10: 45 am
Sunday School

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Communion in the Chapel

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contemporary Service

Maunday Thursday, April 17

Time
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location
Community UMC

Preacher
Rev. Grace Imathiu

Choir Practice
6:00 pm, Community UMC

 

Good Friday Services, April 18

Time
Noon

Location
First Congregational UCC
25 E Benton Ave, Naperville

Preacher
Rev. Juancho Campanano

Choir Practice
11:00, First Congregational UCC

 

Time
7:00 pm

Location
Community UMC

Preachers
Pastor Grace, Pastor Sarah

 

Easter Sunday, April 20

6:00 am – 7:00 am
Sunrise Service

7:00 am  – 8:15 am
Breakfast Service

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Traditional Service

9:30 am – 9:45 am
Communion in Chapel

9:30 am – 10:45 am
Sunday School

9:30 am – 10:45 am
Breakfast

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contemporary Service