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Ash Wednesday Worship
February 14 at 4:30 and 7:00 pm

Wednesday Worship
February 21-March 21

4:30 pm – Worship

5:30-6:45  – Supper in the BIGroom

7:00 pm – Worship

Wednesday Themes

February 14, Ash Wednesday 

February 21 – Jacob’s Family

Joseph’s brothers soon grow tired of his dreams.  They plot to kill him, but instead sell him for 20 silver pieces.  Jacob grieves, Joseph is taken to Egypt.

February 28  – Joseph in Prison

Joseph arrives in Egypt and is sold as a slave.  God helps Joseph in all things and he ends up being the second most powerful person in all Egypt.

March 7 – A Difficult Reunion

Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt to buy grain.  They return with grain, money, and a troublesome silver goblet.  Joseph sees his brother Benjamin and cannot control his tears. Father Jacob still does not know that Benjamin’s brother is alive.

March 14  – Family and Famine

Joseph is reunited with his family in the land of Goshen.  It is the height of the famine throughout the land, and Joseph is able to save the people to Egypt with the food he has stored.

March 21 – The end of Joseph’s Life

Jacob (now Israel) meets his grandsons, Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.  Jacob in turn curses his other sons, and again blesses Joseph and his sons, then draws his last breath.  Joseph shows mercy to his brothers saying, “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.”

Joseph and the . . .

Ash Wednesday is February 14.  We start our Lenten worship season with readings from Joel and the Psalms, and are reminded that we are just dust.  Join with Christians across the globe and throughout time in sharing in the solemn remembrance of our place in the cycles of God’s ever changing universe.

This Lent we are reading the whole story of Joseph! 

“The story of Joseph and his brothers, recounted in the Book of Genesis, involves a great misdeed committed within a family and the forgiveness that eventually followed. Joseph, one of twelve sons of Jacob, was hated by his brothers due to the preferential treatment he received from his aging father. The brothers sold Joseph into slavery, but he eventually rose to wealth and high appointment in Egypt. In a perfect position to exact revenge on his brothers, Joseph instead chose to forgive them. Joseph’s two sons would grow up to lead two of the twelve tribes of Israel.”  (Encyclopedia.com)

We hope you will join us to hear this amazing story about God’s people!