The season of Lent will begin next week with Ash Wednesday on February 14. Come to Magnolia Circle between 3:00 and 5:00 to receive the imposition of ashes or join us for worship in Dobbs Chapel at 6:30 to begin our observance of Lent together.

At Easter, we will give thanks that the love of God is stronger than death and that grace is stronger than anything that might separate us from God, including our sin. But for 40 days before Easter, we will observe the season of Lent. For Christians, Lent is a time to prepare for God’s grace, looking honestly at ourselves and turning toward our Lord in humble repentance. The name Lent comes from an Old English word, lencten, that means spring, reminding us of the renewal to come. Lent is 40 days long because Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness.

In our worship and study this year, we will focus on Giving and Forgiving, expressions of God’s grace toward us and expressions of our gratitude to God. We will study a book together—Miroslav Volf’s Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace. Lucy and I will lead a book group for this season, and I will share a study guide for individuals who want to read on their own or small groups who want to read the book together. Our sermon series will focus on how we can forgive and be forgiven, how we can give over and give up the things that keep us from the fullness of God’s joy.

Worship and engagement opportunities during Lent are below. I hope you will join in these opportunities to worship, learn, and follow together.

Blessings,

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Rev. Rebekah LeMon
Senior Pastor

Lent Sermon Series

In our worship and study this year, we will focus on Giving and Forgiving, expressions of God’s grace toward us and expressions of our gratitude to God. Our sermon series will focus on how we can forgive and be forgiven, how we can give over and give up the things that keep us from the fullness of God’s joy.

Giving and Forgiving

February 14 — March 31

We will study a book together—Miroslav Volf’s Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace. Lucy and Rebekah will lead a book group for this season, and there will be a study guide for individuals who want to read on their own or small groups who want to read the book together.

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Wednesday, February 14
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Drive Thru Ashes | Magnolia Circle
  • 6:30 pm – Ash Wednesday Service | Dobbs Chapel

This sermon will be led by Rebekah C. LeMon.

Sunday, February 18

This sermon will be led by Rebekah C. LeMon and will cover:

  • Psalm 25:1-10
  • Mark 1:9-15
Sunday, February 25

This sermon will be led by Rebekah C. LeMon and will cover:

  • Psalm 22:23-31
  • Mark 9:2-9
Sunday, March 3

This sermon will be led by Rebekah C. LeMon and will cover:

  • Psalm 19
  • John 2:1-13
Sunday, March 10

This sermon will be led by Rebekah C. LeMon and will cover:

  • Psalm 107:1-3,17-22
  • John 3:14-21
Sunday, March 17

This sermon will be led by Rebekah C. LeMon and will cover:

  • Psalm 51: 1-12
  • John 12:20-33
Sunday, March 24

This sermon will be led by Rebekah C. LeMon and will cover:

  • Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29
  • John 12:12-16

Special Events & Gatherings

Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Super

February 13
5:30 — 6:30 PM | Williams Hall/Magnolia Circle

One of Trinity’s most fun traditions – the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner & Race! We gather to create Mardi Gras crafts, share breakfast for supper, and then go to Magnolia Circle for pancake races! Make sure to BYOFP – bring your own frying pan! All ages welcome.

Register and pay for dinner.

40 Things in 40 Days

February 14 – March 31

Join the Trinity community to stock the food pantry at Meals on Wheels Atlanta. During the 40 days of Lent, we will gather an item each day and pray for those experiencing food insecurity in our community. Find the list of items and how to participate in this spiritual practice here: 2024 Lent 40 Things

Book Study

February 14 – March 31

Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace, by Miroslav Volf 

Join in a weekly discussion group and/or use our guide to study on your own.

Labyrinth

February 14 – March 31

Stop by Room D130 during Lent to practice contemplation and patience while walking the Trinity labyrinth.

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Montgomery Trip

February 24

Join pastors Rebekah LeMon and Lucy Strong to visit the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL. The Legacy Museum gives a comprehensive history of the institution and legacy of slavery in the U.S.

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Trinity Women's Retreat

March 1-2

The 2024 Women’s Retreat is here! On Friday, March 1st, we will have a dinner off campus from 6:30-8:30 PM. On Saturday, March 2nd, we will have programming at Trinity Presbyterian led by Jeannie Dubose from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The cost of this event is $35.

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Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner

March 10
6:00 — 7:30 PM | Williams Hall

Come learn more about the exciting international adventure our high schoolers embark on every other year to Northern Ireland and Scotland! All are invited to join us for a night of fellowship and learning. All proceeds will directly contribute to funding our high schoolers’ international trip this summer.

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Flashlight Egg Hunt

March 22
5:30 — 8:30 PM | The Loft

Big kids (2nd – 5th grade) are invited to eat pizza, play games, do a mission project, and hunt for eggs in the dark on the front lawn. Bring a basket and flashlight and wear play clothes and sneakers. Parents are invited to the manse during the Egg Hunt festivities for a happy hour of fellowship and fun with Emily Beaver.

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Family Breakfast and Egg Hunt

March 22
9:00 — 10:30 AM | Williams Hall

Children (birth-1st grade) and parents are invited for breakfast in Williams Hall followed by an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn. Siblings older than 1st grade are welcome to join us for breakfast, but the egg hunt portion of the morning is for our youngest ones. Bring your own basket.

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Holy Week and Easter

March 28 — March 31

Childcare is available at all Holy Week & Easter services.

March 28 at 6:00 PM — Williams Hall

An interactive community meal and time of worship in Williams Hall, remembering the meal Christ shared with his disciples before his arrest. All ages are welcome.

Led by Rev. Lucy Strong.

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March 29 at 7:30 PM — Sanctuary

A service of somber reflection remembering the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

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March 31 at 7:00 AM — Sanctuary Porch

A casual outdoor service with Easter hymns.

Led by Rev. Rebekah C. LeMon.

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March 31 at 9:00 & 11:00 AM — The Sanctuary

Sanctuary services of worship giving thanks for the resurrection of our Lord. All are invited to bring flowers to be added to Christ’s cross on Easter morning.

Led by Rev. Rebekah Close LeMon.