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Lent & Easter 2024

The liturgical season of Lent began on February 14. Lent is time of self-reflection and repentance, a time to slow down and reflect on God and our relationship with God. This year Oak Grove is offering a number of ways to go deeper into our lives of faith.

Ash Wednesday, February 14: Worship service for all ages at 6:30 p.m. following dinner at WoW. The service will be live-streamed for those not able to attend in person. Link to archived video of Ash Wednesday service.

Wednesday WoW for adults, February 21–March 20: We will meet each Wednesday for worship using the theme Wandering Heart: figuring out faith with Peter. WoW worship throughout Lent will feature prayer, art, poetry and music.

Sunday mornings, February 11–March 18: The Adult Faith Formation team will lead a study on Marcus Borg’s classic book, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. Join us at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday to join the conversation. We have eight used books for sale ($5) in the office or check your local library or bookseller for a copy.

Palm Sunday, March 24. Link to archived video of Palm Sunday Worship Service.

  • 9:00 a.m. Brunch: Come and enjoy good food and fellowship! A goodwill offering will be received. Hosted by the Deacons.
  • 10:30 a.m. Worship: The choir will present “The Lenten Sketches,” an innovative cantata for Holy Week highlighting the final days of Jesus’ earthly ministry.

Maundy Thursday, March 28: 7:00 pm link to archived video of Maundy Thursday service – a Tenebrae service of scripture, prayer, and communion. The purpose of Maundy Thursday is to remember the last evening Jesus shared with his disciples in the upper room. “Tenebrae” comes from the Latin word for shadows. The service will follow Jesus gathering with his disciples to share a meal, giving the new commandment to love one another, and Jesus’ last hours.

Good Friday, March 29: 12–3:00 pm (in-person only) – A series of six prayer stations will be set up in the fellowship hall that invite you to walk “the way of sorrows” to the cross, through the eyes and experiences of one of Jesus’ closest disciples. The prayer stations highlight Peter’s role in the crucifixion narrative. Each station will provide a multisensory way to engage, confess, and lament as we ponder the events of Good Friday.  The stations are meant to be visited at your own pace and will be available anytime between the hours of 12–3:00 pm. The sanctuary will also be open for prayer and meditation.

Saturday, March 30: Easter Egg Hunt at 3:00 pm outside, weather permitting!

Easter Sunday services, March 31 link to archived video

  • 6:45 a.m. outside at the Columbarium, weather permitting.
  • 8:15 a.m. (in-person only) and 10:30 a.m. (in-person and live-streamed) in the Sanctuary with ensemble/orchestra.
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