St. Timothy Lutheran Church-NALC Goose Creek, SC

St. Timothy's 2021 Lenten Journey


February 17   7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesdays, February 24 - March 24     
                7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer
                (click HERE for Lenten series information)

March 28   Palm Sunday                  
                8:30 a.m.  Traditional Worship
                11:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

April 1     7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship

April 2     7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship

April 4      8:30 a.m.  Easter Traditional Worship
                  11:00 a.m. Easter Contemporary Worship

During LENT, Christians all over the world focus on the reality that it is only through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that our salvation is ensured.  This 40-day season of the church year, symbolizing the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness, begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the Saturday before Easter.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent.  On this day, Christians focus on their complete sinfulness and the necessity of Christ's suffering and death to insure their salvation.  Ashes are referred to many times in the Old Testament as signs of sorrow, mourning, humility, and repentance, and on Ash Wednesday they are used to remind people of their mortality --  that "you are dust, and to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:19).  Many churches use ashes during Ash Wednesday worship in a ritual called the Imposition of Ashes.  In this custom, ashes are mixed with a small amount of oil and applied to the forehead of each worshipper.

The Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday begins the last week of Lent, known as Holy Week.  During this holiest time of the church year, the worship services relive the final week of our Lord's human life.  Holy Week includes Maundy Thursday, when Christians observe Christ's "Last Supper" -- the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion -- and the mandate to serve one another in love.  Good Friday commemorates the imprisonment, trial and death by crucifixion of Jesus. Click here to find out more about Holy Week and Easter.

St. Timothy Lutheran Church 200 S. Goose Creek Blvd. P.O. Box 807 Goose Creek, SC 29445 843.553.4175