Lent season & events

"We do not want to be beginners [at prayer]. but let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything but beginners all our days."

– Thomas Merton, “Contemplative Prayer”

When the disciples requested to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1), they weren't asking out of an ignorance on how to pray. They were asking out of a desire to go deeper in prayer. Jesus answered with an example, which we now call “The Lord’s Prayer.” This Lenten Season, the 40 days of reflection and preparation leading to Good Friday and Easter, we’re leaning into that desire for deeper prayer too. Each week, we’ll take a line of the Lord’s Prayer as a springboard into the spiritual practices of meditation and prayer, allowing these words to expand our ideas of what prayer is and what it can do.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the contemplative season of Lent. We are invited to “Remember that we are dust, and to dust we will return.” Rev. Melissa Bortnick will lead us in this traditional service with the imposition of ashes.

Lent Art show

Teach Us to Pray: Re-imagining Our Idea of Prayer

Monday–Friday, February 23–April 7, 1:00–3:00 pm

Artist Scott Erickson asks explores our frustration about unaccomplishable prayer. An image and meditation is offered to reframe how we can enter into a deeper conversation with the Divine.

Every week, two new posters will be put up in the sanctuary, and the sanctuary will be open for reflection and prayer on weekday afternoons during Lent.

St. Patrick's day potluck

Friday, March 17 @ 6:00–8:00 pm (Church Lobby)

St. Patrick's Day is about halfway through Lent, and it's a grand opportunity to take a break from contemplation and party! Bring a pot of soup or stew, wear your greenest outfit, and enjoy clover cookies, games, and the true story of St. Patrick.

Please RSVP so we have a headcount.


Egg Hunt & pancake breakfast

Saturday, April 1 @ 9:30–11:00 am (Lobby & Playground)

Invite all the kids you know to our annual Egg Hunt! We start by fueling them up on pancakes and bacon, and then send them up to the playground to find candy-filled eggs. The hunt will be organized by age, so even youngest children can go home with treats!

Please RSVP so we have a headcount and are aware of any special needs we can accommodate.


Contact Abby Kleinknecht if you are available to volunteer.

holy week

Easter Sunday

Starting on April 9 and for the next 50 days, we're celebrating! After 40 days of learning how to pray and exploring our human frailty, it's time to bask in 50 days of beauty!

There will be 3 services on Easter morning:

6:30 am  @  Beaver Lake Pavilion

9:00 am  @  Faith Church

10:30 am  @  Faith Church and online