Lenten Friday Dinner and Devotions

Beginning Friday, February 19

6:30 pm    Dinner in the Parish Hall
7:30 pm    Devotions for all ages

Friday has always been a special day for Christians. It is the day that Jesus went to the cross, the day he died for us. It has been the custom of parish churches to commemorate Fridays in Lent by coming together as a community and walking the Stations of the Cross, an ancient devotion focusing on Jesus’ bearing the cross from the place he was condemned to Calvary.

Keeping a Lenten commitment together, getting to see church friends on Friday, the head-and-heart learning that we have in store—we believe these are the things that form Christians, children and adults, for a lifetime.

Dinner

Our Lenten Fridays start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner in the Parish Hall, cooked and served by a ministry team with a menu that all ages will enjoy. The cost is $5.00 per person and $10.00 for a family. At 7:30 p.m., adults head to the church for the Stations of the Cross and children go to the undercroft for the evening’s program.

Devotions for Adults: Last Words

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” “It is finished.” As we walk the Stations of the Cross each Lent, we recall the last words of Jesus from the cross: words that are full of mystery, depth, and promise. Each of this year’s speakers will consider one of the final seven sayings of our Lord as he laid down his life for us.

February 19
Fr. Bill Cavanaugh, Rector of Epiphany, Richardson. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (St. Luke 23:34)

February 26
Fr. Paul Wheatley, Rector of St. Augustine, Oak Cliff. “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (St. Luke 23:43)

March 4
Bp. George Sumner, Diocese of Dallas. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (St. Matt. 27:46, St. Mark 15:34)

March 11
Fr. Jeremy Bergstrom, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Dallas. “It is finished.” (St. John 19:30)

March 18
Fr. Mike Michie, Rector of St. Andrew’s, McKinney. “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (St. Luke 23:46)

Devotions for Children

Kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade will meet in the Undercroft (church basement) at 7:30 p.m. for their own “Last Words” series, which will combine Bible stories and crafts.