Worship Lent at Zoar


Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, begins our 40-day journey. With ashes “imposed” on our foreheads, we hear the words, “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Faced with our mortality, we then hear the charge to act out our Lenten discipline with prayer, and fasting, and giving of offering. The gift and grace of Holy Communion is then offered. Join the community of Zoar Lutheran Church for Ash Wednesday worship services:

7am – Brief Communion with Ashes

11am & 7pm – Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion

Noon — Lunch

5:30pm to 7pm — Supper

Zoar’s nursery will be open and staffed for the Ash Wednesday evening service. Bring your entire family to this once a year experience of spiritual renewal.


Post-Ash Wednesdays in Lent will be a time during which we will focus in on Luther’s Small Catechism.  There will be an 11am Worship Service, and a 6:30pm Service. Both of these will be held in the Family Life Center.

Since this year is the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, we will use this Lenten time to grow deeper in the key elements of our faith.  You are welcome to pick up a booklet entitled, Free Indeed: Devotions for Lent 2017. This resource is a daily devotional for Lent based on the Small Catechism. During the worship hours, we will eat together a simple meal of soup and bread, hear the word and proclamation, and spend some time in discussion at our table. So the totality of meal and service will be held at the tables in the FLC during these times. The schedule includes:

March 8 – the Ten Commandments

March 15 – The Lord’s Prayer

March 22 – The Apostle’s Creed

March 29 – Holy Baptism

April 5 – Holy Communion


Stay in touch with all of the worship opportunities and service activities available at Zoar during Lent and the Easter Season. Weekly bulletin announcements, Facebook postings and Facebook Live broadcasts, the weekly Eblast messages and visit the Zoar website frequently. These are just a few ways to learn the latest about what is happening. And, follow Pastor Tim on Twitter to follow his “40 Days of Tweets” @tphilabaum




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