Lent 2020

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"Journey with Jesus” Prayer Walk

“Journey with Jesus’ is a series of prayer stations based around the Passion narrative given in the Gospel of Mark. The nine stations take you on a journey through the Passion story and extends an invitation to interact with the different elements of Jesus’ journey to the Cross.

The prayer walk begins at Windcrest UMC at the marquee sign located on the Midcrown side of the church. Once there, you will see a small plastic tub where you will find a map of the entire prayer walk route and prayer stations. At each location you will find instructions for that station.

The entire route is 2.25 miles. However, you do not have to complete it all at one time. It is flexible to meet your needs.

May God be with you on your Lenten prayer walk.

Shrove Tuesday - Join us next year February 16, 2021
Come join us for pancakes, sausage and eggs on Tuesday, February, 2020 in Bayless Hall. Dinner, Crafts and Games 5:30—7:00 pm. Donations will be accepted.

Ash Wednesday - Join us next year February 17, 2021
Family Friendly service 9:30 am; Holy Communion services @ 6:15 and 7:00 pm
Imposition of Ashes available in the Gathering Place, 6:30 am—8:30 am; 11:00 am—1:00 pm

2020 Lent Calendar

4 Ways to Observe Lent

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday - Seder Feast (stay tuned for more details)

April 9, 2020

Dear Gathered Community of Faith and Friends:

For years my wife and I have tried to share as authentic a Passover Seder meal as we could with the churches we served. At times we were able to bring in Jewish instructors to help guide us through the Haggadah, the Jewish liturgy of the Passover Meal. We had every intention of attempting to do that again this year on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday of Holy Week. Because the Jewish calendar and the secular calendar follow a different cycle, it was rare that our Jewish friends were not in the middle of their most holy of days while we were celebrating our preparations for Easter, the Christian church’s most holy of days. It seemed unkind to ask them to leave their congregations and celebrations to come teach us about Seder and Passover, so we did the best we could.

This year Temple Beth-El of San Antonio offering a virtual celebration of the Second Day of Passover. Here is a link for more information: TBE 2nd Night Virtual Seder https://www.facebook.com/events/208801120557805/. Please go to the website to let them know if you plan to attend. Kercida and I are looking forward to sharing this and have started making preparations. There are several good articles online to guide you in setting up your Seder plate. You may want to look around your house for the items. Each one will be referred to during the evening.

If you would like a Haggadah to follow along, stop by the church and we will share a copy. I will put one in the box on the wall by the door nearest the offices for you if you let me know you are coming. I have also contacted our host, Temple Beth-El, to see if they have an online resource they like. You can let me know you plan to attend and I will send you the link when I receive it. Until then, I really like this one; the-new-union-haggadah, https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/the-new-union-haggadah/. Remember to read from right to left, so click on the < or the page on the left to turn to the next page.

I am very excited and humbled that Temple Beth-El has made their Seder open to all of us. They are a very gracious, loving and open congregation, much like Windcrest United Methodist Church. I know you will be blessed if you can join us in Celebrating Passover with them

Until Thursday after sundown, may death passover your house. Exodus 12:23 SUM PIC XRF ... He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.
Pastor Jim McClain, j.mcclain@windcrestumc.org

Easter Sunday @ Windcrest UMC

Sunday, April 12, 2020, Holy Communion Worship service @ 8:15 am Facebook live on