Those He foreknow He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son. – Romans 8:29
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, and ends on the Saturday before Easter, April 1. Lent, a tradition from the early centuries of church history, is a season of preparation preceding the celebration of Easter, focused on repentance. Speaking biblically, to repent means to make a change in our attitudes, words, and lifestyle. Beginning when we first trust Christ, and continuing throughout our lives, we turn more and more away from sin and self-centeredness and instead turn more and more to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Daily Lenten Devotions
Register for daily email devotions at lentreading.wordpress.com. Printed booklets are also available in the Gallery.
Ash Wednesday: WED, February 14 at 6:30 PM
This communion service will be an opportunity to worship God in light of the grace He gives His people to repent and trust Christ alone for our hope and salvation. Children are welcome, and a nursery will be provided. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
Join us at Roslyn Retreat Center for a time alone in prayer, reflection, Scripture readings, and communion. Expect it to be a quiet time. The cost for the retreat is $15. Registration is open. Contact: Kevin Greene ( ).
The Passion of Bach: Theology in Music | talk by Dr. Taylor Barnett
FRI, March 9 at 7 PM (Chapel)
The Soul of Shame | talk by author Curt Thompson, M.D.
SAT, March 17 from 9 AM – 12 PM (Fellowship Hall)
We’re all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our life and work. It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a twisted version of self that results in hiding, faking, fear, and broken relationships. But God has personally done something about our shame. He is telling a different story for your life. There is no registration for this event; we invite you to simply come and be encouraged.
Maundy Thursday Service: THU, March 29 at 7 PM
This service commemorates the night Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper, washed the disciples’ feet, prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, and was betrayed, arrested, and taken away for trial. Called Maundy Thursday, (from mandatum, the Latin origin of “mandate”) it refers to Christ’s mandate to serve one another, which He demonstrated by the washing of feet. We gather to worship, to remember His work on the Cross, to celebrate communion, and to respond to Christ’s mandate to serve each other. There will be no nursery this evening, but children are welcome. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
Good Friday Service: FRI, March 30 at 7 PM
We encourage individuals and families to use this day to pray and reflect on the significance of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. This service of corporate prayer, Scripture reading, confession, and celebration of the Lord’s death helps us to consider and respond to the crucifixion and atonement of Jesus Christ for us. There will be no nursery this evening, but children are welcome. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
Easter Sunday: SUN, April 1 at 9 AM and 10:30 AM
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!