Lent Worship at Bethany UCC
The Song of Songs in the Hebrew Bible links the two in a kind of tug-of-war. “Love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.” But if love is strong as death, that must mean that death is strong as love, too, right?
It feels that way, much of the time. That the two forces are vying for control: of our world, of our lives, of ourselves. Who has the upper hand this week...day...hour? Other times Love & Death seem like opposite sides of the same coin, inextricably linked. It’s our love that makes us fear death and mourn our losses. It’s death that gives love its urgency and preciousness.
It’s like that in the stories of Jesus, too, the stories we tell through this season leading up to Easter. Love & Death walking side by side. All the way to the tomb. And out again. Church is a place to talk about important things. Big things. Love & Death. It doesn’t get any bigger than that. Join us this Lent. Sunday worship is at 10:30 AM every Sunday morning, with nursery care available every Sunday and Sunday School on alternate Sundays. Please join us in worship at Bethany!
Tuesdays with Mark
Join Pastor Vince Amlin on Tuesday evenings in March as we delve deep and listen closely for what these stories have to say to us. Tuesdays, March 13-27, 7-8:30 pm at Bethany.
Join us for a simple soup dinner and a service of Tenebrae, or gathering darkness. We read the story of Holy Week by candlelight. Dinner starts March 29 at 6:30 pm with service at 7 pm.
Holy Week and Easter
Be sure to get this date on your calendar and click below for more details on everything we have to offer this Lent and Easter! Easter Sunday Worship is April 1 at 10:30 am with egg hunt to follow!