Lent 2022

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Services
March 2, 2022
12:00 noon in St. Peter Chapel
7:00 p.m. in the Nave

Adult Sunday School

Beginning the First Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor Steve will use the Lenten Sunday School hour to conduct a new and updated version of his “Discovery Class” – Surprises and Insights from Scripture, Tradition, and Lutheranism and our Ministry at Grace. 

With Pastor Steve’s guidance, participants will deepen their knowledge of the Bible, the long tradition of Christian faith, our “home-turf” Lutheran Confessions, and understand how all these undergird our ministry priorities at Grace Church and in the neighborhood. 

Pastor hopes that both newer folks and Grace veterans will come together for these sessions and be inspired for ministry and life together!

Walking Prayer—Led by Phil Supeck

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”  Philippians 4:8-9

The mind is the starting point of behavior. Join us for a five week series on making room for things that matter – Five Spiritual Habits for Lent and Life. We will gather at 2:00 PM on the first five Sundays of Lent in the pavilion at Buchanan Park. We will pause for scripture and prayer before breaking into groups to walk, answer questions, and discuss each spiritual habit. Invite a friend and join us as we walk together on this journey. To confirm your participation please call or text Philip Supeck at 717-725-3429.

Lenten Retreat

“Come Follow Me” is a retreat created by Rev. Dr. Dave Bushnell to develop community in Christ and, in the process, exploring ways we can better care for our little piece of the world. 

Over this difficult time we have had limited “face to face interaction”.  We hope to gather in person for the chance to reconnect with our church family. This retreat could be the perfect opportunity. 

The challenge?  The time commitment. 

The schedule for “Come Follow Me” is as follows: 
Friday, March 25 from 6-9 pm which includes the evening meal. 
Saturday, March 26 from 10 am-8 pm (includes lunch and dinner).
Sunday, March 27 Worship at 10:30 am, Pastor Bushnell will preach.

The weekend will conclude with a light lunch following service. I know the time commitment is a challenge, but I believe this is a worthwhile venture and I’m hoping some of you will join me.  The ideal size group would be between 15-25 people. I welcome you to pray on it and if you decide to participate, please contact me at the church office (717) 397-2748 or by email at verkouw@gmail.com   

Kathryn Verkouw, Program Director

Reading the Bible In A Year

Join us as we read the Bible over the course of the next year. More information and resources can be found here. Please contact Angie Rabbe at graceelcaapd@gmail.com if you have any questions.

For Kids and Families

Preschool and Early Readers (ages 2.5yrs. – third grade) will receive an activity book about Lent and Easter. They will also receive a Prayer elephant! (Knitted by women in Kenya and given to age-appropriate children for Lent to remind them to pray and do their Lenten devotions).

K-8th grades receive a bible scavenger hunt. Each day of Lent, students will scratch off a circle for their clue. The answers will be found in one of the 39 books of the old testament.