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.
Ash Wednesday is February 17 and we are taking our ashes on the road! Please join all five Billings pastors at one of our parking lot Ash Wednesday services. There will be services throughout the day at all five church locations. Grace’s service will be at 1 pm, but you are welcome to attend whichever service works best for your schedule. Join us from your cars and listen on your car radio to a short time of worship followed by (Covid safe) imposition of ashes.
HERE IS A COMPLETE LIST OF TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
8:00 AM - Hope UMC (244 Wicks Lane)
Noon - First UMC (Corner of 4th Ave North and N 29th St)
1:00 PM - Grace UMC (1935 Ave B)
3:00 PM - Evangelical UMC (345 Broadwater)
4:00 PM - Shiloh UMC (1810 Shiloh Road)
We will also have a short Ash Wednesday service available in the morning and throughout the day on February 17 for those who are unable to come to the parking lot service. You can watch the service on Facebook, YouTube, or here on the website.
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