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Community Lenten Services 2021

We gather again this year for Lent, and to gather as the community of God gathered in mission, service, and worship together in Marion. This year, our worship will be online, and shared with our community in a prerecorded format. Videos will be posted to premiere at 6 pm on Tuesday evenings in Lent, as woudl be our time if we were…

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday – Make the Next Move

Mark 11:1-11 – Triumphal entryMark 14:3-9 – Woman anoints Jesus at Bethany Something interesting happens in these passages. There’s acombination of audacity and direction that occurs. Before Jesus entersJerusalem, he sends the disciples in to get the donkey. The arrangementshave already been made. They are just to go and pick up the rental donkeyfor Jesus…

What is Lent?

Lent is a season of the church year that lasts 40 days. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and concludes on Easter. The Sundays in Lent are not counted, as they are all little Easters – celebrations of the resurrection of Christ. This season is considered to be penitential, contemplative, and preparatory. Often people will fast,…

Ash Wednesday

Join us in worship as we begin our annual journey to Jerusalem with Christ. Remember we are dust and to dust we shall return. Remember we are marked with the cross in baptism. Remember we are called to take up our crosses and follow. Wednesday, February 26, from 4 to 7 pm. Drop in and…

Community Lenten Services

Each year, the churches of the Marion Ministerial Alliance gather together in worship. This year, the theme is “My Journey” as we hear from the pastors of our area, several who are new to the community, about their faith journey and how God got them here. We gather at 5:30 pm for a soup dinner,…