Lent

Reveille UMC
Holy Week & Easter Sunday
Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, 
for he who has promised is faithful. - Hebrews 10:23

April 19 | Good FridayGood Friday

7:00 pm | Sanctuary
Tenebrae service of scripture and music, light and darkness, as multiple voices recount the story of the trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth as it is told in the Gospel of Luke. The service will feature our chancel choir and a short reflection by Lead Pastor Doug Forrester.

Easter Sunday

April 21 | Easter Sunday

Holy Communion at all services | Sermon: "The Bridge" | Scripture: John 20:1-18

6:30 am Sunrise Service in front of Reveille (weather permitting)
 
In case of inclement weather the service will be held in the chapel. 
 
Please note: Child care will not be offered during the Sunrise Service.

8:15 am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
 
Music: Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble

9:00 am Contemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall
 
Music: CrossPoint Ensemble

11:00 am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
 
Music: Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble
Child care is available during the 8:15, 9:00, and 11:00 am worship services.
Bring fresh flowers to adorn the cross in front of Reveille on Easter morning.

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About the Season of Lent

Lent is a season of forty days, not including Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at Easter vigil. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter. Historically, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time for penance by all Christians. Because Sundays are always "little Easters," the penitential spirit of Lent should be tempered with joyful expectation of the resurrection.
 
The Great Three Days, or Pasch, from Holy Thursday through Holy Saturday are the climax of Lent and the whole Christian year, and serve as a bridge into the Easter season. These days proclaim the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ's passion, death, and resurrection. During these days, the community journeys with Jesus to the cross. They should be seen as a great unified service beginning with a service of Holy Communion on Holy Thursday and concluding with a vigil welcoming Easter morning. Somber colors such as purple or ash gray are used for paraments, stoles, and banners. On Good Friday and Holy Saturday the church may be stripped bare of any visuals.
 
Some Lenten worship services and activities at Reveille include:
Ash Wednesday—This service on the first day of Lent includes the traditional imposition of ashes, as a sign of our own mortality and our confession sin before God within the community of faith.
Holy Week
Palm Sunday—Though celebrated during the normal Sunday morning worship, this is a special day of singing and celebration of loyalty to Jesus, embodying the sharp contrasts of Holy Week.
Holy Thursday—On this night, Christians commemorate the supper Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion, when Jesus washed the disciples' feet and instituted the sacrament of Holy Communion. The ancient practice of stripping the table and sanctuary following communion demonstrates the desolation and abandonment Jesus experienced.
Good Friday—The traditional Tenebrae service is an extended meditation on the passion of Christ.