Lent is a season of the Christian Year when Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. It's the forty days before Easter. Lent excludes Sundays because every Sunday is like a little Easter. Basically, it's about one-tenth of a year (like a tithe of time).   

At Jesus' baptism the sky split open, the Spirit of God, which looked like a dove, descended and landed on Jesus, and a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, My Beloved, with whom I am pleased." Afterward, as told in Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus was sent into the wilderness by the Spirit. Where he fasted and prayed for 40 days. During his time there he was tempted by Satan and found clarity and strength to resist temptation. Afterwards, he was ready to begin his ministry.

Maybe Jesus needed some time with God to sort through the major changes happening in his life. Maybe he needed to get away from family, friends and the familiar routine in order to see God (and himself) more clearly. Perhaps he wanted some intentional time with God as he searched for direction and answers like you. Like Jesus, we may need to take some serious time to pray and listen for God. Lent is a great time to “repent” — to return to God and re-focus our lives to be more in line with Jesus. It’s a 40 day trial run in changing your lifestyle and letting God change your heart.

Lent and Holy Week

  • Palm-Passion Sunday

    April 9, 2017

    Combined Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

    led by our Chancel Choir, Orchestra, Emerge Musicians, and Revelation Players

  • Maundy Thursday

    April 13, 2017

    Worship Service at 6:30 p.m.

    The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the common folk during Holy Week. We join Christians of many generations throughout the world in this service.

    Tenebrae is a service on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death; we remember the cataclysmic nature of his sacrifice as we hear the overwhelming sound of the “strepitus”; and through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.

  • Good Friday

    April 14, 2017

    Stations of the Cross

    at 12 noon at St. Peters Catholic Church (5th Street)

    relive the journey Christ took to the cross through readings, songs, and walking

  • Easter

    April 16, 2107

    Worship Services at 9:40 and 11 o'clock

    Come and celebrate the risen Lord!

  • Easter Offering

    Each year we receive a special offering on Easter that goes for the ministries of the Oakmont Community Center.

    These programs include:  

    • Medical Clinics
    • Book Buddies
    • Backyard Buddies (Tutoring)
    • Tuesday Night Ministry
    • S.T.E.P.S.
    • Celebrate Recovery
    • Ramp Builders

  • Labyrinth

    Multi-Purpose Room

    April 10-18

    Weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

    Sundays from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon

    A Labyrinth is a circular path on the floor that you walk to the center and back out again.  It is not a maze to confuse or challenge people, but a guided path to allow you to walk and meditate.

    There will be stops along the way where you can choose to read selections from The Stations of the Cross as a way to remember Christ's journey to the cross.