Week of February 18, 2018
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First Sunday in Lent
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring”. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or volunteer and give of themselves for others. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
Meal Sign Up for The Hardy Family
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Thank You from The Mount Olivet Players
Youth Mission Play
Preparing For A Way Forward: Spiritual Formation Sessions for Laity
February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
A Message From Caretakers Of God’s Creation
The Living Room | Small Group For Parents & Young Couples
Continues on this Sunday, February 18 and every other Sunday
Lenten Devotionals For Children
As we start this Lenten season please pick up a Journey Round Jerusalem devotional book on the information wall in the Gathering Space. Take a tour of Jerusalem throughout the season of Lent as we follow Jesus on his Holy Week journey to the cross. Each day, a colorful sticker is added to the easy-to-assemble Jerusalem centerpiece. Scenes of Jesus’ Jerusalem journey come to life as the weeks of Lent pass. When Easter arrives, gather with the women ‘round the open tomb and celebrate the Savior who died and rose so that we may join him ‘round his heavenly throne.
Join other families for Family Night on March 9 at 5:00 pm in the Youth Area. Dinner, games, crafts, singing and dancing. RSVP below.
VBS Save The Date
Vacation Bible School (VBS) for ALL will be held the evening of Friday, June 22 and the morning of Saturday, June 23. Dinner will be included on Friday night.
There are many ways to serve at Mount Olivet.
To learn more, visit mountolivetumc.com/serve
Chat N Chew 2.0
Saturday, February 24
Ebenezer UMC in Stafford, VA
Faithful Resistance with Arlington Commons
Every Friday in March from Noon-1:00 p.m.
Arlington Chamber of Commerce