Again & Again Theme

 

In the season of Lent, we’re reminded that again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love. With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?” And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.

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Lent 2020 began with what felt like a year of Lenten practice; giving up so many parts of our daily lives, feeling alone and lost in the wilderness. As we enter Lent this year, we yearn for the Easter promise of hope and rebirth. We are unable to gather in-person as a church community but we invite you to connect with us and each other online for some new and familiar events. We hope you can explore the Again & Again  resources to create a meaningful, daily Lenten practice at home.

The Lenten Daily Devotional offers scripture, poetry, visual art, colouring, written reflections and journaling prompts as you journey through Lent in your home. Download Devotional to print HERE.

Inspired by the art and poetry of the Lenten Devotional, we will be sharing mini mediations everyday on facebookinstagram and  twitter to help engage, inspire, and connect you with our journey through Lent.

Children's Time

Sundays 9:45am

Kids kindergarten- grade 6, join us for a Children's gathering on Zoom before church each week. We'll play games, do crafts, pray, and chat about themes in our Again & Again theme. Contact janesanden@eastendunited.ca for link and questions.

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday February 17 7:00pm

As we make space for the Lenten Season, we remember that although we cannot gather together in our holy sanctuaries, God does not reside in any one place, for God is everywhere, drawing near to us wherever we may be. Join on Zoom HERE.

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Palm Sunday

Sunday March 28 10:30am

On Palm Sunday, we remember that Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was a protest parade against those in power, a parade to prepare the way for a different kind of king. Look forward to an all-ages virtual palm parade.

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Maundy Thursday

Thursday April 1 7:00pm

We gather knowing that God holds all of our pain, vulnerability, doubts, and sufferings. As we venture toward the cross, we can lean into God’s everlasting arms, knowing we are held. We will share Communion in this service from our individual tables so please have bread and juice or wine on hand.

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Good Friday

Friday April 2 10:30am

In this service, we honor the ancient story of Jesus’ death while recognizing the ways this narrative repeats itself again and again throughout the past and present. It provides multi-sensory ways to engage, confess, and lament, creating a profound and prophetic Holy Week worship experience.

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Easter Sunday

Sunday April 4 10:30am

We celebrate that just as the sun rises every morning, Easter comes to us, again and again, even if we don’t know what to make of God’s resurrection ways.

Join us for online worship every Sunday on Facebook Live and Youtube Live. If you missed us last Sunday, check out our service above.