Lenten Small Groups
We'll gather weekly during this Lenten season to contemplate the scripture text and themes, look for life applications using discussion questions, and prepare our hearts for Easter. If you are interested in participating in a Lenten small group, contact Jennifer Steenstra (jennifersteenstra.b@gmail.com) for more information.

Lenten Sermon Series Study Guide

This study guide is available for all Bethany small groups and individuals to use during this Lenten season. Prepare your mind and hearts by reading and reflecting on the scripture text prior to upcoming Sunday sermons, and engaging with the questions afterward.

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MONDAYS 12-1pm & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm during Lent
Sanctuary & Ramp Room Gallery

The Stations of the Cross are an invitation to mediation and solidarity – not only with Jesus on his Way of Sorrows, but also with all victims of violence and injustice. This art installation features pieces curated across the centuries corresponding to events of the final days before Jesus’ death. Please consider volunteering for a timeslot to help host the Open Sanctuary times during this Lent season:

Sign Up Here to Volunteer

SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH, 10:45am - 12:00pm, 7 Howe

How do you as a parent/guardian/teacher answer questions about what happened to Jesus on Holy Week? Have you wrestled with your own beliefs about Jesus’ suffering? How do we share the hard yet essential parts of Jesus’ sacrifice in an age-appropriate way? Led by Pastor Danielle Merseles, join us for a time of learning and sharing. Childcare available, please register below.

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Pick up the "Cross My Heart" family devotional and mobile activity in the lobby or download below:

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World Relief Lenten Prayer Guide: Join with our Outreach Partner, World Relief, this Lent. They’ve created a Lent Prayer Guide to help us on our journey and grow our understanding and compassion for refugees and asylees. 2024 Lent Prayer Guide.

Chasing Justice Lenten Invitation: Chasing Justice is a BIPOC led community that invites us into a discipleship journey that helps us collectively live lives of faith and justice and into solidarity and mutuality with those who are impacted by injustice. https://chasingjustice.com/dust-to-dust-lenten-invitation-to-liberation/

Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley: Cole is an author and founder of the Instagram account, Black Liturgies, which offers poetry, prayers, reflections, and meditation questions drawing us deeper into our humanity and into the heart of God. Her Lent resources are available through subscription to her Patreon page. www.patreon.com/blackliturgies

Kate Bowler: Professor, author and theologian has a free Lenten resource available on her website. Kate helps people live into their all-too-human lives with wisdom, grace, empathy, and humor https://katebowler.com/lent-2024-signup/

Great Lenten Resources from our Denomination, the PC(USA): Our friends at the Presbyterian Mission Agency have curated a phenomenal list of resources for Lent this year available for use by individuals, groups, and congregations. https://www.presbyterianmission.org/2024-lenten-devotional-resources/

Ash Wednesday Worship
February 14th at 7:00pm - Bethany Sanctuary

Join us for this 50 minute, multi-sensory service where we launch ourselves into the season of Lent, the 40 days before Holy Week. Lent is a season of repentance as we walk with Jesus to the cross. The imposition of ashes on our foreheads marks us as those who acknowledge our mortality, confess our sins and prepare to meet our crucified and risen Savior Jesus Christ.

Community Taizé Service
Weds., March 6th at 7:30pm, Queen Anne United Methodist Church

Our friends at “The Well” hold this space on the first Wednesday of each month at QA United Methodist. Each service lasts about 40 minutes, and is a time of meditation and contemplation. Come, let your spirit breathe. For more information, click here.

The Taizé community in France invites you to their online worship every Saturday evening - to visit their page, click here.

Maundy Thursday Worship
March 28th at 7:00pm, Sanctuary & Online

At our Maundy Thursday worship service, we remember Jesus' last supper with his followers and take note of his final command to "love one another" (John 13). This is a multi-sensory service where we touch the cross as it passes overhead and receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.