Lenten Calendar of Events
All Events Virtual
Weekly Virtual Taizé
Wednesdays in Lent
February 24, March 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Experience a meditative service of songs and prayers in candlelight as we journey through Lent. The service on March 24 will be a Service of Healing and Wholeness.
Sundays in Lent, 4:00 p.m.
February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21
Join us Sundays in Lent for Organ Meditations.
Palm Sunday Virtual Service
Celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday Virtual Service
Communion and Tenebrae Service ̶ Experience both the intimate joy of the Last Supper and the descent into darkness as Jesus is arrested.
Good Friday Virtual Service
Experience the despair and drama of Jesus’ last words through scripture and music.
Easter Sunday Virtual Service
Christ is Risen! Hallelujah!
Visit the Westminster website to participate in the annual One Great Hour of Sharing
Lent Opportunities for Study and Prayer
Unpacking the Comma: Jesus’ Earthly Life and Ministry
In the Apostle’s Creed—an ancient statement of Christian faith—Jesus’ earthly life and ministry of Jesus is contained in a comma between his birth and execution:
. . . born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified . . .
It wasn’t until 1991, when a Brief Statement of Faith was adopted by the Presbyterian Church (USA), that one of our confessions of faith unpacked that comma, using the words (among others), “preaching,” “teaching,” healing,” “eating,” “forgiving,” and “calling.” In our preaching and teaching during Lent, we will unpack that comma, considering Jesus’ earthly life and ministry as a guide for our own.
Virtual Weekly Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.
New participants are always welcome to join this weekly time of prayer. We meet on Zoom (see Westminster Notes for the link). We share a short word of Scripture or a devotion, hear prayer
concerns, and pray together. We hope you will join us as we lift one another up.
Every Wednesday during Lent, the Westminster Prayer Ministry team is offering a weekly reflection to encourage prayer. Click here for this week's reflection.
Book Study for Parents
Parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 are invited to participate in a Lenten Book Study on Jennifer Harvey’s Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, led by The Reverend Anna Owens. The group will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., via Zoom, beginning on February 21. Books will be available for $7. Contact Anna (Anna@westminsterdayton.org) for more information.
Anyone who hikes understands that the path forward is sometimes easy and sometimes challenging. The spiritual life is like that too. In the book, Soul Journey, Margaret Silf offers daily readings for those who wish to engage a spiritual quest recognizing that effort, patience, humility, and trust will be needed. Borrowing upon common trail metaphors, Margaret suggests signposts to look for along the way, obstacles that hinder growth, the welcoming of pauses that offer refreshment and encouragement, and ways to meet some of the big challenges that we face, both personally and globally. Each day’s journey is guided by scripture and illustrated with reflective text and stories from everyday life. Sue Hamilton will lead fellow travelers in a Lenten study based on these
readings. Group will be offered via Zoom on Monday’s, beginning February 22, through Monday, April 5, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. To indicate interest please contact Sue (email@example.com).