Lent

Event Details

Lent

  • Event dates: February 14 – March 29
  • Venue: MPPC Campus

LENTEN KEYNOTE & DINNER
Feb. 11, Fellowship Hall
5:30 pm Soup & Salad Supper
6:00 pm Keynote Lecture
7:00 pm Q&A (30 min.)
You are invited to join us for our tradition of starting the Lenten season with a soup and salad dinner and a keynote speaker. This year, we are blessed to begin our observance of Lent by welcoming the Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield to introduce our Lenten study of the Gospel according to John with an address entitled “Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign!” From turning water into wine to the raising of Lazarus, Jesus performs signs throughout God’s Gospel. Why the word “sign” and to what do these signs point?  Does Jesus still perform signs? We’ll explore Jesus’ signs in John to help prepare us to see God’s signs throughout our Lenten journey.

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield
Jill serves as the editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook, an independent publication on the PC(USA). She received her Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va., and her Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has served pastorates in Greenwood, Fort Mill, and Columbia, SC. Jill is a contributor to the Connections preaching commentary series and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Austin Presbyterian Seminary.

SMALL GROUPS
Begin the Week of Feb. 11
The series that we’ll be using is by Adam Hamilton and is titled: John: The Gospel of Light and Life. The six-part series is based on the major themes of the Gospel of John, and includes topics such as “The ‘I Am’ Sayings of Jesus” and “The Farewell Discourse.”  The Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield, the editor and publisher of the Presbyterian Outlook magazine, will launch the series as our keynote speaker for Lent on the 11th of February, and small groups will begin that week.

Small Group Sign Up
If you have participated in one of these Lenten studies before, or if you are interested in finding a group, forming a group, or joining a new group, you will be able to do so on MyMPPC. Once you’ve joined a group, you will need to acquire a book on your own or there will be copies available at the front desk of the church during office hours.

Study Book
Purchase the Study Book: John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton in the church office ($10, cash/check)

Childcare
If your group is meeting on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, it may be possible to arrange childcare. Advance reservations will be necessary, simply contact Ann Burdette.

Facilitator Sign Up & Orientation
Orientation: Jan. 28 (4:00 pm) or Feb. 7 (6:00 pm)

We will need some additional leaders for small groups this year. If you are available and interested in being a small group facilitator, please contact Kim Trimboli. The study is self-explanatory and has plenty of material for the leaders and participants to discuss. Materials including the book and leaders guide will be provided to facilitators at no cost. New facilitators are asked to come on January 28th or February 7th for orientation. If you have any questions or for more information – please contact Kim Trimboli (843-884-4612).

TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
Feb. 13: Pancake Supper

6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

LENTEN SEASON
FEBRUARY
14: Ash Wednesday Service*
7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Lenten Small Group meetings begin

22: Lenten Worship & Lunch
12:00 pm, Worship w/Communion, Sanctuary
Lunch to follow, MPPC Fellowship Hall

MARCH
1: Lenten Worship & Lunch
12:00 pm, At Palmetto Presbyterian Church
Lunch to follow

8: Lenten Worship & Lunch
12:00 pm, Worship w/Communion, Sanctuary
Lunch to follow, MPPC Fellowship Hall

15: Lenten Worship & Lunch
12:00 pm, Sunrise Presbyterian Church
Lunch to follow

22: Lenten Worship & Lunch
12:00 pm, Worship w/Communion, Sanctuary
Lunch to follow, MPPC Fellowship Hall

25: Palm Sunday*
Palm frond tradition

29: Maundy Thursday Worship*
7:00 pm, Sanctuary

30: Good Friday Prayer Vigil
7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

30: Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Walk
3:00 pm, Sanctuary
Refreshments to follow, Fellowship Hall

31: Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 am, Church Street
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EASTER
APRIL

1: Easter Sunday Worship*
7:00 & 8:15 am – Sanctuary
9:45 am, Sanctuary
Overflow, Fellowship Hall
No Sunday School
11:15 am – Traditional, Sanctuary
Alternative (The Net), Fellowship Hall

*Childcare is available

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