Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ!
Join Us For Lent
Lent is the six-week period during the Christian year during which we anxiously await the triumphant resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday! Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and is marked by some of the most important Christian holidays on our calendar including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. Take a look at all the ways we celebrate this year.
On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the triumphant entrance of Jesus and the start of Holy Week. Join us for an online Worship Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to make your own palms at home and email pictures of you celebrating Jesus to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Sunday starts Holy Week on a high note but on Maundy Thursday we reflect on Christ's final moments with his Disciples captured in the story of the Last Supper. This year we will be sharing a special stay-at-home devotional and prayer guide. Also, join us online for digital communion at 6:45 p.m.
On Good Friday we reflect on the death of Jesus on the cross and prepare ourselves for his eventual Resurrection over death and evil. Join us for a Tenebrae live stream at 7:30 p.m. This worship invites us to ponder the incredible sacrifice of Christ on the cross and what that sacrifice means for us today.
Holy Week ends as exciting and triumphantly as it begins. On Easter Sunday we gather together to celebrate the triumphant Resurrection of Christ and his victory over death. As we celebrate Christ we reflect on what it means for us to triumph over evil and live as Christians today. Join our live-streamed Worship Celebration at 10:30 a.m.
Lenten Growth Opportunities
As we spend extra time and energy focusing on our faith during Lent, Topeka First UMC wants to equip you with tools and resources developed to bring you closer to God and others. Whether you engage these opportunities on your own or as part of a Life Group or Sunday School Class, we hope you will find them helpful and meaningful.
In conjunction with our Lenten Sermon Series, A Race Worth Running, we have developed a special prayer guide with weekly exercises and devotionals focused on increasing our spiritual fitness. Copies of the guide can be download and used online or you can pick up a hard copy at the front desk of the church. We believe that this guide can be a helpful tool for anyone, regardless of where they are in their Faith Journey. Our prayer guide was designed to be used individually or in a group setting. However you chose to engage it, we hope it will bring you closer to the God that created and loves you.