Readings for the Season of Lent 2018
Ash Wednesday 6:30PM February 14
This communion service will be an opportunity to worship God in light of the grace He gives His people to repent and trust Christ alone for our hope and salvation. Children are welcome, and a nursery will be provided. An offering will be taken for the Deacon’s Fund of West End Presbyterian Church.
Personal Retreat 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Saturday, February 17
Join us at Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, for a time alone in prayer and reflection, punctuated by times of corporate prayer, Scripture reading, and some sharing of what the Lord is teaching us. Expect it to be a quiet time.
Register here. The cost for the retreat is $15. You may pay online or at the church office with cash or check (make payable to WEPC with “Lenten Retreat” in the memo line). Scholarships are available.
image :: Roslyn Bishop’s Chapel
The Passion of Bach: Theology in Music 7PM Friday, March 9
Dr. Taylor Barnett, Musician, Assistant Professor of Music at VCU, and WEPC Worship Arts Director, presents, The Passion of Bach: Theology in Music as WEPC’s 2018 Sacred Beauty Lecture. The event is free and open to anyone. No nursery will be provided. WEPC Chapel.
The Soul of Shame 8:30AM-12PM Saturday, March 17
Curt Thompson, MD, presents WEPC’s Spiritual Formation Lecture for the season of Lent 2018. We’re all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our life and work. It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a twisted version of self that results in hiding, faking, fear, and broken relationships. But God has personally done something about our shame. He is telling a different story for your life. Dr. Thompson is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. Speaking on his book, The Soul of Shame, he will examine how our shame keeps us from being engaged in relationships, community and vocation. He’ll encourage us to find freedom in Christ by learning the truth about who He is and who we are as His redeemed people. This event is free & open to the public. No nursery will be provided. WEPC Fellowship Hall.
Maundy Thursday 7PM March 29
This service commemorates the night Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper, washed the disciples’ feet, prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, and was betrayed, arrested, and taken away for trial. Called Maundy Thursday, (from mandatum, the Latin origin of “mandate”) it refers to Christ’s mandate to serve one another, which He demonstrated by the washing of feet. We gather to worship, to remember His work on the Cross, to celebrate communion, and to respond to Christ’s mandate to serve each other. No nursery provided; Children are welcome; An offering will be taken for the Deacon’s Fund of West End Presbyterian Church.
Good Friday 7PM March 30
We encourage individuals and families to use this day to pray and reflect on the significance of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. This service of corporate prayer, Scripture reading, confession, and celebration of Lord’s death helps us to consider and respond to the crucifixion and atonement of Jesus Christ for us. No nursery provided; Children are welcome; An offering will be taken for the Deacon’s Fund of West End Presbyterian Church.
Easter Sunday 9 & 10:30AM April 1
Jesus Christ is risen! Please join us for our regular Sunday schedule of Worship, Children and Youth Sunday School, Teaching Fellowships and Nurseries.