Lent 2024

Welcome to Lent at the Meeting House

The six weeks of Lent are always busy and full of activities – concerts, programs, family events, and more. In the midst of all this, let us set aside time to prepare for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ at Easter. We hope you will pull out your calendar and consider joining us for a few of the worship services and activities planned at the Meeting House. Whether you are a member, a friend of the church or just passing through Alexandria, you are welcome!

Lenten Devotions

"Local Pilgrim"

Starting February 14

This daily Lent devotional from the Presbyterian Outlook invites you to explore and observe new and familiar places in your community. What will God reveal to you when you pause, ponder and reflect? These are the questions that Teri McDowell Ott asks in her 2024 Lenten devotional.

"I’ve been blessed by this Lenten series, purposefully exploring, discovering and reflecting on my community. Lent is the perfect season for a pilgrimage such as this, leading to meaningful contemplation and sacred discoveries. As you make your way through this devotional, you might find yourself inspired to
go somewhere new; or somewhere familiar with a notebook in hand; to pause, ponder and pray. What will God reveal to you? I trust your pilgrimage will bless you just as “Local Pilgrim” has blessed me." Teri McDowell Ott

A cemetery, a bar, a library, an emergency waiting room: what do all these places have in common?

In Local Pilgrim, Outlook Editor/Publisher Teri McDowell Ott and other writers explore what God might reveal to us if we intentionally explore our communities. Who do we see? What do we hear? God reveals God’s self when we look.

Lent is the perfect season for a pilgrimage such as this, leading to meaningful contemplation and sacred discoveries. As you make your way through this devotional, you might find yourself inspired to go somewhere new; or somewhere familiar with a notebook in hand; pause, ponder and pray. What will God unveil? Join us on your local pilgrimage to new and familiar places in your community.

Each daily reflection, beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating on Easter Sunday, will combine personal reflection, Scripture and prayer. May God bless you and keep you on your Lenten journey.

The devotional booklet is available for pick up beginning February 14 in the Narthex or the church office or available online via the weekly Realm posting.

Upcoming Events

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Lenten Study Groups

February 28, 2024 - March 24, 2024
Easter flower dedications

Easter Flower Dedications

March 3, 2024 - March 17, 2024
Taize service

Taizé Service of Wholeness and Healing

March 14, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Sunday Food and Fellowship

Palm Sunday Food & Fellowship

March 24, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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