In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, wemess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats – every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love. And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.
This Lent is no different – we come to God again and again with our prayers, our dreams, our hopes, and our doubts. Even if from a distance, we will continue to be community to one another – especially when it’s hard – by choosing each other over and over again. We will continue to love God with the same persistence God chooses and claims us.
Join us this Lent as again and again, we bring all of who we are to God and trust that God will meet us, time and again, along the way.
While this Lent will be different in many ways, we will still find ways to come together in worship and prayer. We will be offering special virtual worship services in addition to our Sunday morning services, which can be found at www.fpccle.org or https://www.facebook.com/fairmountchurch.
TUESDAY EVENINGS THROUGHOUT LENT
Tuesday evening Lenten study begins February 23rd at 6:30pm using the book,
Lent of Liberation, Confronting the Legacy of American Slavery, by Cheri Mills.
APRIL 1 – MAUNDY THURSDAY
This service will be From Our Table to Yours. Join us as we hear Scripture, prayers and reflections from the home tables of many of our members as well as our sanctuary’s communion table. Partaking in communion will be a part of this service, so have your elements ready. This service will be posted at 6:30pm.
APRIL 2 – GOOD FRIDAY
We will journey through the Stations of the Cross, with confession, lament, imagery, and reflection. Stay tuned for how you can sign up to walk through the stations at church during Holy Week, and for a virtual option for this as well.
APRIL 4 – EASTER SUNDAY
Join us to celebrate the Good News – the Resurrection of our Lord! We will have two services of worship that you can participate in virtually, including
a traditional Easter celebration of Scripture, music and proclamation, and a shorter service geared toward younger children. We hope you will join us – and invite your friends and family too!
Tuesday evening Lenten study begins February 23rd at 6:30pm using the book, Lent of Liberation, Confronting the Legacy of American Slavery, by Cheri Mills.
This Lenten devotional invites readers to learn more about the brutal institution of slavery and its impact on Black people in America and recognize how its evolution and legacy continue to harm their descendants in the United States today. Each of the forty devotions includes the testimony of a person who escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad, a Scripture passage, and a reflection connecting biblical and historical themes to challenge modern readers to work for liberation. Reflecting on Lenten themes of exodus, redemption, discipline, and repentance, readers, both Black and white, will be empowered for the work of racial justice.
Register for the Tuesday evening Lenten study here, to receive the Zoom link.
Order your own copy or reserve one by calling or emailing Christine, email@example.com, at the office. The cost is $14.00. We will gather each week for discussion on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. Pastor Jessie will be the primary discussion leader. The Zoom link will be sent each week in the Sunday morning email. Even if you can’t join us for discussion, join us in reading and reflecting on this important theme.
Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00am
Please join us for a special service to mark the beginning of Lent.
Fairmount Presbyterian Church Cleveland Heights, OH
Rev. Jessie MacMillan, Interim Senior Pastor
Rev. Lindsay Harren-Lewis, Associate Pastor
Konrad Binienda, Interim Artistic Director and Organist/Pianist