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    11:00am in the Sanctuary

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    Email: churchoffice@cvillefirstumc.org
    Phone: (434) 296-6193


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The truth about our journey with God into salvation is that it must go through the Cross.  The season of Lent strengthens us to take up the cross of Christ so that we may be transformed by the power of the resurrection. We are comforted by the knowledge that even in the midst of our trials, temptations, and troubles, God is with us. No doubt, this is not always felt, even if it is known.  However, even when not felt, for those that trust in Jesus, it is absolutely true. And it is in this truth, the truth of God’s promise, that we will all be transformed.

During this Lenten season, we acknowledge the many crossroads that mark our journeys of sanctification. We acknowledge that our choices can sometimes lead us down the winding pathways of temptation and trouble, while there are other paths that lead us towards truth and transformation. In all ways though, and down all paths, we live into the promise that God is with us. No matter what path we’re on, no matter what choices we make, we are Not Alone.

Over the course of this pandemic, our Sunday morning worship services were redesigned to be as accessible and viewer friendly as possible. While we do not intend to change that (because the worship services will still be recorded and available online), the Worship Team would like to invite the congregation back into the rhythm of worshiping together, and so, during Lent, we will shift from a pre-recorded worship service to a live-streamed gathering. Information about how to join us online and other details about this new worship format can be found here: https://cvillefirstumc.org/worship/sundays

Please join us in the wilderness during this Lenten season as we worship together, remembering that God is with us and we are Not Alone.

Weekly links to join our new livestreamed worship services on Zoom will be sent out through the churchwide email lists, but every worship service will still be available for viewing on our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/CvilleFirstUMC 

All Sunday Worship Services will begin at 10:00am

Lenten Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 16.        Shrove Tuesday – Syrup & Silliness (An Online Pancake Dinner) – 6 to 6:30pm

Wednesday, Feb. 17    Ash Wednesday – Musical Meditations will be posted on YouTube & Facebook

Sunday, Feb. 21           The First Sunday in Lent – Mark 1:9-15  |  Genesis 9:8-17 

Sunday, Feb. 28           The Second Sunday in Lent – Mark 8:31-38 |  Romans 4:13-25

Sunday, Mar. 7             The Third Sunday in Lent – John 2:13-22  |  Exodus 20:1-17

Sunday, Mar. 14           The Fourth Sunday in Lent – John 3:14-21  |  Ephesians 2:1-10

Sunday, Mar. 21           The Fifth Sunday in Lent – John 12:20-33  |  Psalm 51:1-12

Sunday, Mar. 28           Palm/Passion Sunday – Mark 14: 1-15:47  |  Psalm 31: 9-16

Thursday, Apr. 1           Maundy Thursday – John 13:1-17, 31b-35  |  Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

Sunday, Apr. 4              Easter Sunday – John 20:1-18  |  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24