Sunrise Service followed by Breakfast
We have many programs happening in February and into March, please read below for further information, or in Around God’s House in the Weeks ahead.
February 17 Pizza and Game Night, 6:00 pm
February 26 Middle and High School Youth Pizza and Volleyball, First Presbyterian Church Clarksburg, 4:30-6:30
February 28 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner, 6:00 pm
March 1 Ash Wednesday Worship Service
March 3 Youth cooking and serving Mission Dinner 10:30 am at church, Middle School Retreat
March 5 One Bible Study, 4;30-6:30, child care provided
March 9 Our Lenten Dinner and Bible Study for all Ages Begins
Game Night Friday, February 17th, 6:00 pm
Pizza will be provided, please bring a snack and a game to play. Who will be the ping pong champion? Will the puzzle be completed on time? Will there be a corn hole in the hallway? Only one way to find out is to attend! As always friends are welcomed.
You are invited to:
Blankets for Ruby Pancake Dinner
February 28 @ 6:00
Come and enjoy freshly made pancakes, served hot from our church kitchen
Admission: a monetary donation or 2 yards of Blizzard fleece
Pancakes with Hot Syrup and Butter
What is “Blankets for Ruby”?
In 2012 Presbyterian Women started a special project called “Blankets for Ruby.” The purpose of this venture is to supply fleece blankets to Ruby Memorial Hospital for children who are undergoing surgical procedures. We meet as a group on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00AM in the fellowship hall and make no-sew blankets. Each year we have a fundraiser called “Blankets for Ruby’s Pancake Dinner”. It is held on Shrove Tuesday.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday is a celebration the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent. Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday,
Why are Pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So traditionally Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to use up the foods that weren’t allowed during Lent. Pancakes were eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
Help is needed from the men and women of the church to cook pancakes, serve and do dishes. If you can help contact Penny Ranson or sign-up on the board in the narthex.
Ash Wednesday, March 1
Imposition of Ashes and Communion In ancient Israel, the symbolism of ashes was understood to be a forceful reminder of the pervasiveness of human sin and the inevitability of human death. Ashes represented that which, in the human experience, was burned out and wasted, that which once was but is no more. This traditional emblem of grief and mourning has been adopted by the Christian church of today as a sign of our own sinful mortality. Ash Wednesday, for the person of faith, points forward to the redemptive power of God’s grace. When you come to worship on Ash Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 PM, we will pray together with the worshipping community, “Almighty God, from the dust of the earth you have created us. May these ashes be for us a sign of our mortality and penitence, and a reminder that only by your gracious gift are we given eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Savior Amen” When the ashes are applied to your forehead, the following words will be said, “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” This statement has the effect of dispelling any lingering feeling that the imposition of ashes should be viewed as an act meritorious in itself. We are saved by the redemptive power of God’s grace. On Ash Wednesday we give thanks.
Lenten Dinner and Bible Study
Beginning march 9, 6:00 pm
Many of those involved in the story of the Passion of Christ came to a crossroads and had to decide which way to go. Some chose well, some did not, and the stories of each of these experiences at various crossroads helps us to know what to do and what not to do when we encounter similar crossroads in our own lives. In the end, each study in the series reveals in some way how Christ and his cross help us to decide which path is in line with God’s will for us.
Jon us on Thursday evenings beginning March 9, at 6:00 for dinner and 6:45 for Bible study. There will be a separate program for children and adults.
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