LENT AND EASTER
In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats – every time lives are taken unjustly, every time individuals forget how to love. With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again!? How long, O God?” 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 this cycle and offers us a new way forward.
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.
Holy Week is the name for the week between Palm Sunday (this year March 28) and Easter (April 4). this year, we will have several special worship services during Holy Week.
PALM SUNDAY - March 28
Join us for worship either in your Worship Pod or online at 10:30 am. Then drive over to Shiloh UMC (1810 Shiloh Road) to participate in our Billings United Methodists Palm Sunday Car Parade. Decorate your car with streamers or palms or signs and join us as we honk and cheer our way down Shiloh Road to the Zoo!
HOLY THURSDAY - April 1
Join us for an online Holy Thursday service called "Comfort Food: Holy Thursday Love Feast." It will take place at 6:45 pm on Facebook Live.
GOOD FRIDAY - April 2
We will join the other United Methodist Churches for a Tenebrae Service (know as the "service of shadows") at Hope UMC (244 Wicks) at 6:45 pm. This service will be an outdoor/drive-in service, so those who gather are invited to sit outside with masks or to stay in their cars to listen and participate in the service.
SATURDAY - April 3
We will join the other UMCs for a Community Easter Egg Hunt from 11am - 12:30pm at Shiloh UMC (1810 Shiloh Road). Everyone is invited to participate. Children from toddlers to 5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in 3 hunts, ages will be split up in each of the three hunts by yard markers.
EASTER SUNDAY - April 4
We will be back in the building for in-person worship on Easter! Please join us for this service where we will celebrate Christ's Resurrection and our being together. Masks and social distancing will be required as part of this service. To find out more about in-person worship and how to plan, click here.
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