The Look of Love: Lent in 2015 at Highland

The Look of Love - Lent 2015The Look of Love

How does Jesus’ love look different than Valentine’s Day love? Or I “Heart” Mountains love? Or other traditional views of love? During Lent (the six weeks leading to Easter) we will explore how Jesus shows us the look of Love and how we can appropriate it more fully in our daily lives.

At Highland, we observe the rhythms of the season of Lent through worship, communal practice, and individual disciplines. Read more below about our practices of Lent.

We are grateful to Highland member Daniel Horton for his artwork that will guide us through the Lenten season!

Lenten Daily Devotions and Resources

The Adult Education Ministry Group has selected a Lenten daily devotional entitled, A Wondrous Love, by Henri Nouwen and C. S. Lewis, which will be available in the Sanctuary on Ash Wednesday.  Our hope is that this devotional, along with daily lectionary scripture passages, will help guide your time with God in prayer, silence, solitary walks, journaling, and reflection. Daily Lenten scriptures can be found at

Passport Camps has created a free Lenten activity calendar, written by David Haun of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia. This Lenten calendar provides specific “Lenten actions” to make Lent a time of faith and action, not just a time to reflect. We hope that it will be meaningful to you and your family during this season.


Lent at HighlandEngaging the Questions of Lent

With the addition of the white board to our Commons space just outside the Sanctuary, we have the capacity to respond to worship as a community of faith. Throughout the season of Lent, look for a new question for reflection each week on this board that calls all of us to make real the Lenten journey of faith. All are welcome and encouraged to write their responses to these questions throughout the Lenten season.


Worship During the Lenten Season


February 18 – Ash Wednesday

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

The Look of Love, Joe Phelps, proclaimer

Imposition of ashes


February 22 – First Sunday of Lent

Mark 1:9-15

The Look of Love: Love Chooses, Joe Phelps, proclaimer

Choral Anthem: Show Me Thy Ways – Walter Pelz


March 1 – Second Sunday of Lent

Mark 8:31-38

The Look of Love: Love Models, Joe Phelps, proclaimer

Choral Anthem: A Hymn to God the Father – arr. Craig Courtney


March 8 – Third Sunday of Lent

John 2:13-22

The Look of Love: Love Restores, Joe Phelps, proclaimer

Choral Anthem: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Dan Forrest


March 15 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

John 3:14-21

The Look of Love: Love Gives, Joe Phelps, proclaimer

Choral Anthem: God So Loved the World – Bob Chilcott


March 22 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

John 12:20-33

The Look of Love: Love Relinquishes, Joe Phelps, proclaimer

Choral Anthem: Create in Me, O God – Johannes Brahms


March 29 – Palm Sunday

Mark 11:1-10

The Look of Love: Love Faces, Walter Brueggemann, Guest Proclaimer

Congregational Anthem: Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty – Howard Helvey


March 29 – April 5 – Holy Week

Wednesday, April 1: Lenten Taize Vespers Service

Thursday, April 2: Maundy Thursday Service and Communion

Friday, April 3:  Tenebrae Service of Darkness


April 5 – Easter Sunday

John 20:1-18; Mark 16:1-8

The Look of LIFE, Joe Phelps, proclaimer

Choral Anthem: O Risen Lord – K. Lee Scott