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Lent 2017

Lent 2017

Our theme for Lent this year is Breathe.  This season, take a moment to breathe as you read our 2017 Lenten Devotional. Written by both clergy and laity, these devotionals have been carefully crafted to coordinate with the weekly sermon series, reminding us to breathe in the midst of difficulty, uncertainty, and disappointment.

As you read the devotional, you will be reminded to breathe and remain focused on God.  As a further reminder, this devotional doubles as a meditative coloring book.  Just as Lent begins stark and bare, with Jesus fasting in the wilderness, our devotional begins in black and white, stark and bare.  Among the writings are mandalas, intricately patterned circles that represent completeness.  As you begin coloring each mandala, more and more life will come to those pages, representing a devotional with growing color and hope that leads us to the hope and new life of Jesus’ Resurrection.

Copies of the 2017 Lenten devotional will be available throughout the church on and after Ash Wednesday, March 1.
You may also view and download a pdf by clicking here.

Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 1

With breath and life, every ending is yet another beginning.  Be reminded of this and prepare your heart for Lent by receiving ashes at one of our services on Ash Wednesday, March 1.

Imposition of Ashes
7:00 – 9:00 am, Moore Chapel

Imposition of Ashes
7:00 – 9:00 am, Starbucks @ 1203 West Paces Ferry Road, 30327

Imposition of Ashes
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Moore Chapel

Ash Wednesday Family Service
5:00 pm, Moore Chapel, Matt Nelson

Ash Wednesday Evening Service
7:00 pm, Sanctuary, Matt Nelson

Passion of the Christ  |  Musical Stations of the Cross
Sunday, April 2, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Make a pilgrimage through the Stations of the Cross, pausing to contemplate, pray and reflect upon each moment.  This sensory experience is heightened with dramatic images, music and candlelight.

Palm Sunday Festival Worship
Sunday, April 9, 8:45 & 11:15 am
Special music and procession.

Coro Vocati:  The Full, Final Sacrifice
Sunday, April 9, 3:00 pm, The Moore Chapel
Enrich your Lenten journey with music, including Martynov’s The beatitudes, MacMillan’s Miserere, Henson’s My flight for heaven and Finzi’s Lo, the full final sacrifice.

Holy Week Midday Services
April 10 – April 13, 12:05 pm, Moore Chapel
Mon    Julie Wright, preaching  |  Will Green, soloist
Tue     Leslie Watkins, preaching  |  Clarke Harris, soloist
Wed    Jamie Jenkins, preaching  |  Peter Mackenzie, soloist
Thu    Darren Hensley, preaching  |  Nancy Mize ,Gonzales soloist

Maundy Thursday Evening Service
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
On this evening we begin three days of remembering the significant events preceding the death of Jesus Christ.  Julie Schendel preaching.

Good Friday Midday Service
Friday, April 14, 12:00 pm, Peachtree Presbyterian Church
On this day, Jesus willingly sacrificed himself for our sins.  We commemorate this crucial tenet of Christianity in worship with our faith community.  Bill Britt preaching.

Journey Together
Wednesdays, starting March 1, 10:30 am, C104
Join us to discuss the book With Jesus in the Upper Room by Maxie Dunnam.  $15 for book.  RSVP to Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or juliew@prumc.org.

Faith & Art:  The Broken Way
Thursdays, starting March 2, 11:00 am, Harp Center
Discuss the book, The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, then express and explore through art play.  $25 for art materials.  Sign up here.  Books at amazon.com.

Invitation to the New Testament
Thursdays, starting March 2, 7:00 pm, B152
Explore the story of Jesus through the books of the New Testament.  Led by Deidra Harrell.  Sign up here.

An Irish Lenten Journey
Mondays, starting March 6, 6:30 pm, C105
Examine the rich history of Celtic spirituality through prayers, readings, and Scripture.  Led by Janet Joiner and Darren Hensley.  Sign up here.

Lenten Book Club
Tuesdays, March 7, 21, April 4, 7:00 pm, C104
Join Julie Schendel to read and discuss What Did Jesus Ask?  Christian Leaders Reflect on his Questions of Faith.  Come to one session, or all three.   Sign up here.

March Fill the Pantry Food Drive
Bring needed grocery items to stock BCM’s community food pantry.  Lists in kiosks or online here.

Spring Habitat Build
Saturdays, Now – Apr 8, 8:00 am, Westside Atlanta
Everyone can build a Habitat home!  House leaders guide volunteers of all skill levels.  Click here for details and to sign up.

Sponsor-a-Child, Change a Life
April 2 – 9, Grace Hall
Make a significant and lasting change in a child’s life.  Visit Grace Hall to see the impact this program has had in the nation of Georgia and learn how to be a part.  $330 provides a year’s worth of essentials including food, clothing, healthcare and education.  Visit www.georgiamissions.org.

The Great Day of Service
Saturday, March 25
8:00 am    Breakfast
8:30 am    Holy Communion
9:00 am    Service Projects
On March 25 PRUMC will celebrate our 25th Great Day of Service!  Be a part of a day filled with good works and great friends.  We have projects for all ages, abilities and time commitments.  After a day of service around Atlanta, we’ll share stories and BBQ back at the church.  Details and registration at our tables each Sunday and online here.