Servant Church in the of Mason City, IA

Lent

Lent 2024

This Lent at Trinity, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves – a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.

Looking at Peter’s faith journey, the lyrics of “Come Thou Fount” came to mind. It’s as if Peter himself wrote this song. And so, as we follow Peter’s story, we will sing our way through this hymn, binding our wandering hearts to God.


Ash Wednesday Worship

February 14, 2024 / 1:30 PM & 6:30 PM*
Wandering Heart: “Tune My Heart” / Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
*Livestreamed Facebook and YouTube


Wednesdays in Lent

February 21 – March 20
1:30 PM & 6:30 PM / The Gathering Space
A service of music, scripture, journaling, and small group discussions.

Wednesday Dinners

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM / Fellowship Hall
Fundraising meals for TLC Youth attending the national youth gathering this summer.


Lent Devotional Booklet

Beginning with Ash Wednesday, this weekly devotional follows the scriptures of the Wandering Heart series through the Second Sunday of Easter. Each week offers commentary, poetry, visual art, written reflections, hymns, and reflection prompts. Click the links below to print your own booklet at home or view it online. There will also be booklets available outside the church office.
CLICK HERE to view the printing guide.


Lent Devotional Cards

A collection of 62 daily devotional cards for Ash Wednesday through the second week of Easter. Each card has a weekly centering practice, a question for reflection, and a short prayer. Click the links below to print your own or view them online.
CLICK HERE to view the printing guide.


Weekends in Lent – Wandering Heart Sermon Series

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
February 17-18, 2024
“Jesus sought me”
Luke 5:1-11 / Jesus calls Simon Peter as a disciple

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
February 24-25, 2024
“Rescue me from danger”
Matthew 14:22-33 / Jesus calls Simon Peter to walk on water

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
March 2-3, 2024
“Praise the mount”
Matthew 16:13-20 / Simon Peter calls Jesus the Messiah, and Jesus gives him the name Peter

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
March 9-10, 2024
“I’m fixed upon it”
Matthew 16:21-23 / Jesus scolds Peter after he questions Jesus’ mission and calling

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
March 16-17, 2024
“Teach me”
Matthew 18:15-22 / Jesus tells Peter to forgive seventy-seven times


Lent Offering Folder / Special Lent Gift

Each Trinity household will receive a Lenten folder for a  special offering during this season of “alms.” All gifts benefit Trinity’s ongoing ministry in our community. To make your gift online, go to trinity-mc.org/give. And if you’re unable to fill it with $40, please give the amount that feels right for you.


Wandering Heart Lent Retreat

Saturday, February 24, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 AM / Trinity Lutheran Church

Take a deeper dive into the life of Peter with this hands-on event. Wandering Heart Lent Retreat starts with a large group activity and then invites you to wander where your heart leads to explore a variety of interactive stations that each tell a story about Peter’s journey with Jesus. Opportunity for reflection, creativity, and physical activity will be offered. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please sign up by Thursday, February 22.    


All images and copyrighted materials belong to A Sanctified Art at sanctifiedart.org Do not share, reproduce, or change any LENT materials hosted on Trinity’s website.

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