February 28 – Partygras
Fun for all ages! Don your beads and wear your masks for our annual PartyGras Celebration Tuesday, February 28th, 5:30-7:30 pm! Great supper of pizza, red beans & rice, cajun gumbo, and cajun jambalaya! (donations accepted). But we need your help with the supper! Please bring the following according to the first letter of your last name: A-H fresh cut fruit, I-P veggie trays, R-Z dessert. Our evening will include table games, dancing, “O When the Saints” parade, and a closing ritual in which we burn last year’s palm branches. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
March 1 – Ash Wednesday
5:30 – 6:45 Open Labyrinth Walk
7:00 Ash Wednesday Service in the Friendship Hall
Our Focus for Lent – The Gospel of Mark
The season Lent in the progressive church marks a time of introspection and turning back to our connection with the Sacred. Rather than focusing on our personal unworthiness, we focus on our personal sense of who we are. As Jung once wrote, “He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens.”
Our guide this year will be the Gospel of Mark.
We are excited to explore this short and early gospel in 5 ways over the season. We hope you will participate as much as you can.
March 5 – “Tip-toeing into the Gospel of Mark” – Ken Pennings preaching, ORUCC Choir
March 12 – “Suffering, Serving King” – Winton Boyd preaching, Handbell Choir
March 19 – “The Marginal Way” – Tammy Martens preaching, ORUCC Choir
March 26 – “The Good News As Mark Understood It” – Winton Boyd preaching, Tru Gumption
April 2 – “Fear, Faith And The Raising Of Jesus In Our Lives” – Winton Boyd preaching, Choir
April 9 – Palm Sunday – Winton Boyd preaching, Handbell Choir
April 16 – Easter – Winton Boyd preaching, ORUCC Choir