Lent is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter. It’s a time when Christians take time to grow in faith, pay more attention to God, and get ourselves ready to tell the sacred story of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Thanks to Trinity’s Outreach Class, Trinity will offer a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 21, from 5:30 – 7 PM in Trinity Hall. Persons can come and go as their schedule allows. A love offering will be taken to help offset costs, any additional will go towards Lenten Easter Mission Offering.
Ash Wednesday Service
Ash Wednesday is February 22, 2023. Ash Wednesday is the day when we gather to begin our 40-day journey called Lent. Every year we gather to remind ourselves that we are not eternal. We confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The use of ashes is a sign of mortality and repentance.
Ash Wednesday Schedule
7:30-8:30 AM : Drive-Up Ashes by the Welcome Center
12:30 PM : In-Person Worship in the Chapel
7:00 PM : In-Person & Livestream Worship in the Sanctuary
2023 Lenten Devotional
Regular devotion time is one of the spiritual practices we highly recommend. Whether you use one of our recommended devotions or one you find on your own, we encourage you to take the intentional time to focus, especially during this holy season of Lent.
We recommend two different options for your Lenten Devotional this season.
One option is a daily devotion by Society of St. Andrew, a Virginia-based gleaning and feeding ministry.
The other is a weekly devotion produced by clergy in the Virginia Conference, including our own Hung Su Lim.
Access the Devotionals
Lenten Easter Mission Offering
For many years, the Trinity congregation has supported the Lenten Easter Mission Offering (LEMO). Unlike our Advent offering that singularly focuses on assisting United Methodist Family Services, LEMO is an application driven process. Trinity members can apply for a grant on behalf of a nonprofit, or nonprofits in our community can file an application.
In 2022, ten nonprofits completed the application process. The Trinity congregation donated $15,583.00 to LEMO. Trinity members Betsy Estes, Virginia Rhines, and Bill Pike reviewed the applications. This team worked diligently to ensure that each nonprofit received a portion of the 2022 funding. Local, state, and international organizations benefitted from the congregation’s generous hearts.
As we move into the season of Lent, at various times, we will be reminding the congregation about how LEMO donations make a significant difference in the lives of people who are touched by the work from the nonprofits.
It is our hope that your hearts will continue to support the Lenten Easter Mission Offering.
A new addition this year is the collection of non-perishable food items. Children will be collecting these during the offering time in worship to be added to our normal weekly Friday food collection.