✺ Feeling it during Lent. ✺

To experience the fullness of the resurrection we need a season of discipline. Lent is the 40 days (plus Sundays) before Easter. We need to stoke our spiritual hunger no matter where we are at on the spiritual journey. The feast is sweeter after the fast. And the best spice is hunger! Together, we’ll practice feeling it—our hunger, our lack, our sin, yes, but also the love that casts out fear, the presence of eternity here and now, and the forgiveness that transforms our lives and the whole world.


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Ash Wednesday

March 6
Locations and Times:

2212 S. Broad Street at 8pm-9pm
2007 Frankford Ave at 8pm-9pm
3800 Marlton Pike, NJ at 7:30pm-8:30pm
For 5720 Ridge Ave. different location at 7:30pm-8:30pm at Fernhill Park Pavilion, entrance across from 441 W. Abbottsford Ave. 19144

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One of the great things about this inaugural day of Lent is that the ceremony came to include wearing ashes. There are many levels to the symbol. You can enter it on whatever level you choose and give it the meaning it needs to have for you. But it mainly has the two movements of the truest story: 1) it is about grieving the distance between you and God. 2) It is about waking up to the closeness of Christ in letting his light shine on you.

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Lent Day Retreat: O Happy Day

March 9: 2212 S. Broad St. at 8:30am-2:30pm

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Lent is a perfect time to learn new and refresh old spiritual disciplines. This day is an introduction to the season of Lent, contemplative prayer, journaling, and mutual discernment for those who are new to them. For more experienced people it is a lovely day to be quiet and return to a place of focus as we enter into this great time of the year. Facilitated by Gwen White. RSVP at Eventbrite here.

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Centering Prayer

March 16: 2007 Frankford Ave at 9am-10am

Every Saturday starting March 16th until April 20th

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A chance to learn or deepen a contemplative prayer practice. Every Saturday during Lent, starting March 16. Questions? Contact: Jordan Burdge

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Lent Worship Relief

March 19: 2007 Frankford Ave. at 8:00pm
April 4: 2212 S. Broad St. at 7:30pm

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We need to touch the Savior and receive a tangible touch from him. Worship Relief is an opportunity to feel something—to practice reaching out and discover God reaching back. Music, prayer, and song. This event is designed for all to participate no matter your faith experience. 

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Holy Week

April 14-20, 2019

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During Jesus’ final week we walk with him.

We walk with the pain. We feel the pain, the tension, the drama of Jesus’ passion. 

We walk with the joy. For the joy set before him Jesus endured the cross. We’ll wrap our heads and hearts around the joyful meaning of his death.

We walk in our own bodies. Each evening will focus on actually being here and imagining Jesus living out his final days with us, and us with him. The observances will be sensory, evocative, and full of prayer.

We walk with each other. We want to see Jesus all over our region. Each week we will be led by a team from a different congregation at or near our four locations. 8 pm each night.

Good Friday Vigil and Imaginative Prayer Walk 12 – 3 pm


✺ Daily Prayer during Lent ✺

Each entry is useful for cells and families to practice silent prayer together.

Rhythm, practice, routine, repeat. The Daily Prayer is our way of having a common pulse. It’s an easy way to shape a daily discipline. Lent is a perfect time to intensify or begin a daily rhythm.

Each entry will be designed to be useful alone and also in groups like cells, families, or other groups of friends. Contemplative prayer is a tried and true way that Christians have learned to feel it—as in feel God’s presence, love and peace. Let’s practice silent prayer together every day during Lent. We’ll take advice from six different books of encouragement and instruction on prayer.

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