Lent

Reveille UMC

Who were the people Jesus encountered in his life and ministry?
How are they like us and what can we learn from them?
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Worship During Lent

Monday Morning Prayer and Communion
Every Monday | March 5-April 10 | 7:30 am | Chapel
Start your week connecting with God through prayer and Communion. 
Worship on Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, you are welcome to join our midday Communion service at 12:15 pm in the sanctuary. During Lent, our 6:45 pm service in the chapel will include Holy Communion and the sermon series “I Can’t Believe That is in the Bible.” Come to the Wonderful Wednesday meal at 5:30 pm prior to the service. Please note: No Wednesday evening dinner or worship on April 12.

Sermon Series: The Company He Keeps
Explore the people Jesus encountered in his life and ministry,
Sundays during Lent, March 5-April 9.

March 5  First Sunday in Lent      
Sermon: "Jesus and Satan"
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11; Genesis 2:15-17;3:1-7
Preacher: Rev. Doug Forrester, Lead Pastor
Holy Communion

March 12  Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "Jesus and Nicodemus"
Scripture: John 3:1-17; Genesis 12:1-4a
Preacher: Rev. Stephen Coleman, Associate Pastor
Girl Scout Sunday
Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 19  Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "Jesus and the Samaritan Woman"
Scripture: John 4:5-42; Exodus 17:1-7
Preacher: Rev. Doug Forrester, Lead Pastor

March 26   Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "Jesus and the Man Born Blind"
Scripture: John 9:1-41; 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Preacher: Rev. Doug Forrester, Lead Pastor
Special Sunday Offering: UMCOR Sunday

April 2  Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "Jesus and Lazarus"
Scripture: John 11:1-45
Preacher: Rev. Kelley Lane, Minister of Adult Ministries
Holy Communion

April 9  Sixth Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "Jesus and the Jerusalem Crowd"
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 1-29
Preacher: Rev. Doug Forrester, Lead Pastor
Palm Sunday

Lent, Holy Week, & Easter Sunday

February 28  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper  |  5:30 pm  |  Fellowship Hall
Come out for a fun Mardi Gras-themed pancake dinner with sausage, bacon, beverages and more! Hosted by the Men's Prayer Breakfast group and our youth.  The dinner will benefit the Youth Mission Fund.

March 1  Ash Wednesday
We will offer the imposition of ashes at the 12:15 pm midday communion service in the chapel, and the 7:00 pm service following the Wonderful Wednesday meal. The 7:00 pm service will be held in the sanctuary. At the evening service, Minister of Adult Ministries Kelley Lane will be preaching on "The Heart of the Matter." The Chancel Choir will lead worship music. 

April 8  Family Easter Celebration  |  10:30 am  |  Reveille Grounds
Bring the whole family out for a festive Easter egg hunt on Reveille's grounds with a petting zoo, fun for everyone, and much more!

April 9   Palm Sunday
8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am
Jesus and the Jerusalem Crowd 
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Preacher: Doug Forrester, Lead Pastor
The Elementary Ringers will offer worship music at 11:00 am and accompany the annual Palm Processional. 
Special Event: UMW Bake Sale, 9:00 am-noon
Purchase some sweet Easter treats to benefit Reveille's UMW mission projects.

April 13  Holy Thursday  |  7:00 pm  |  Sanctuary
Rev. Stephen Coleman, Associate Pastor 
Sermon: “Jesus and Judas," Scripture: John 13:21-32
The service will include Holy Communion and the stripping of the sanctuary. Join us for dinner before the worship service at 5:30 pm, in the fellowship hall. Details

April 14  Good Friday  |  7:00 pm  |  Sanctuary
A Tenebrae service with the Chancel Choir leading worship music.


April 16, 2017      Easter Sunday

"The One Thing You Cannot Do" (John 20:1-18
Preacher at all Services: Lead Pastor Doug Forrester
Holy Communion at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 am
6:30 amSunrise Service in The Garth at Reveille (weather permitting)
 In case of inclement weather the service will be held in the chapel
 Please note: Child care will not be offered during the Sunrise Service.
8:15 amTraditional Service in the Sanctuary
 Music: Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble
Participate in the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah
9:30 amContemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall
 Music: Crosspoint
11:00 amTraditional Service in the Sanctuary
 
Music: Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble
Participate in the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah
Opportunities to Serve
CARITAS

Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter, otherwise known as CARITAS,
was formed to meet the needs of area homeless and the lack of temporary housing. 
Reveille will host the CARITAS men's group, March 25-April 1. Reveille provides meals and overnight lodging. Helpers are needed to greet guests, serve meals, and stay overnight. More information

Friends of the Homeless

Reveille UMC partners with Friends of the Homeless to serve a hot midday meal and provide bagged lunches each month. Help with the midday meal on March 23 or April 27. Join in the fun of lunch packing in the welcome center at 10:30 am on March 26 and April 23. More information

Rebuilding Together

Make a commitment to serve by helping senior and disabled homeowners and join the Reveille team for National Rebuilding Day, one-day home repair blitz on Saturday, April 22. Information and registration coming soon

Swansboro Community Ministries

There are many ways to serve with our partners in Richmond's Swansboro neighborhood. Musical Mondays offers opportunities for those with musical ability as well as anyone interested in helping students with arts, crafts, and homework at Koinonia Christian Church. On Read Across America Day, Thursday, March 2, you can read to a class at Swansboro Elementary School. More information about these opportunities and many others


Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study: The Screwtape Letters
Sundays, March 5-April 2, 4:30-6:30 pm
Wednesdays, March 8-April 5, 10:00-11:30 am
First published in 1942, C. S. Lewis’s masterpiece of religious satire The Screwtape Letters continues both to entertain and to inform readers with its ironic and insightful portrayal of human life. Narrated by Screwtape, a highly ranked assistant to “Our Father Below,” readers will both laugh and cry at Lewis’s wit and deadly serious critique of human nature. This class will be led by Rev. Doug Forrester. Learn more and register now

Visit the church calendar for more opportunities during Lent.

Resources


About the Season of Lent

Lent is a season of forty days, not including Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at Easter vigil. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter. Historically, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time for penance by all Christians. Because Sundays are always "little Easters," the penitential spirit of Lent should be tempered with joyful expectation of the resurrection.
 
The Great Three Days, or Pasch, from Holy Thursday through Holy Saturday are the climax of Lent and the whole Christian year, and serve as a bridge into the Easter season. These days proclaim the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ's passion, death, and resurrection. During these days, the community journeys with Jesus to the cross. They should be seen as a great unified service beginning with a service of Holy Communion on Holy Thursday and concluding with a vigil welcoming Easter morning. Somber colors such as purple or ash gray are used for paraments, stoles, and banners. On Good Friday and Holy Saturday the church may be stripped bare of any visuals.
 
Some Lenten worship services and activities at Reveille include:
Ash Wednesday—This service on the first day of Lent includes the traditional imposition of ashes, as a sign of our own mortality and our confession sin before God within the community of faith.
Holy Week
Palm Sunday—Though celebrated during the normal Sunday morning worship, this is a special day of singing and celebration of loyalty to Jesus, embodying the sharp contrasts of Holy Week.
Holy Thursday—On this night, Christians commemorate the supper Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion, when Jesus washed the disciples' feet and instituted the sacrament of Holy Communion. The ancient practice of stripping the table and sanctuary following communion demonstates the desolation and abandonment Jesus experienced.
Good Friday—The traditional tenebrae service is an extended meditation on the passion of Christ.