Five stations will be set up around the Sanctuary:
Here, you will receive an opportunity for an oil anointing (meant for personal, spiritual healing) and/or a blessing of water, meant to symbolize the cleansing rituals of our Hebrew ancestors as they moved from life into the sacred space of a Temple for worship.
Here, you can light a candle or write a prayer on a prayer card for the ministry staff to pray over during the week.
Here, we invite you to place your Sunday offering into a gathering basket. The intent is that biblical giving is often done so without a feeling of obligation. In our regular Sunday worship, when an usher passed the offering plate in front of you, there may be an occasional feeling of obligation or guilt if you have nothing or little to offer. The Giving station invites you to give from your own free will – to feel and respond to God’s call to generosity as our Holy Scripture invites us.
Every week we post in our worship bulleting the needs of our Food Pantry. We speak of the weight of the food that goes out, we listen to an ever-increasing need to keep the Food Pantry shelves stocked well… and WE can participate with that. This space will be available for people to deliver food goods (pantry needs) every week. It invites us into loving others and helping them in their time of need.
In front of our Chancel will be our Communion Table – Every week of Lent we will be celebrating Communion. Bread and juice will be provided for you to come and serve yourself, or another member, if you so desire (gluten free will be available, too!). Here you are also encouraged to pray the Lord’s Prayer on your own as you receive the blessing of the Eucharist.