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 http://www.crivoice.org/lent1.html.
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.
Engaging 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
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
The Look of Love, Joe Phelps, proclaimer
Imposition of ashes
February 22 – First Sunday of Lent
The Look of Love: Love Chooses, Joe Phelps, proclaimer
Choral Anthem: Show Me Thy Ways – Walter Pelz
March 1 – Second Sunday of Lent
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
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
The Look of Love: Love Gives, Joe Phelps, proclaimer
Choral Anthem: God So Loved the World – Bob Chilcott
March 22 – Fifth Sunday of Lent
The Look of Love: Love Relinquishes, Joe Phelps, proclaimer
Choral Anthem: Create in Me, O God – Johannes Brahms
March 29 – Palm Sunday
The Look of Love: Love Faces, Walter Brueggemann, Guest Proclaimer
Congregational Anthem: Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty – Howard Helvey
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