Lent: A Journey of Hope through the Tears

Our Lenten series will follow lectionary preaching using Kate Bowlers new devotional book, Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!: Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In Betweens as guidance.

Lent is full of hard truths. It is a perfect moment for spiritual honesty. We can look on this tragicomedy with love and bemusement as we wait for the someday that will be God’s promised future. There, God’s kingdom comes. God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. And in the meantime, there’s… hope through the tears.

Ash Wednesday at Selwyn
On February 14 SAPC will combine with Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church. Join us for a light meal at 5:30pm, followed by worship at 6:30pm in the Selwyn sanctuary. If you can help with dinner setup, food prep, and/or cleanup 
sign up here.

Lenten Sunday School Weekly classes at 9:30am, February 18 through March 24.

  • The Social Gospel. The Conversations on Faith class will discuss the Social Gospel. Triggered by working conditions in the late 19th century that included child labor, this movement sought to expand Christian practice beyond personal salvation toward improving the lives of all.
  • A Journey of Hope through the Tears. Lent marks the forty days leading up to Jesus’ execution and surprising return to life three days later. The practice began in the fourth century as a way to prepare Christians for the holiest, hardest days of our story. The cross isn’t the end of the story but this season of grief is carved out to acknowledge the reality of Jesus’ sacrifice. Our Savior knew pain, grief, and despair, and so do we. Easter is coming, but for now we sit in the ashes of our broken dreams and broken hearts, knowing God sits here with us. This class is an invitation to join others in community and bless whatever this season is bringing you.

Pastors Lenten Bible Study Join Lori Archer Raible and Hillary Cheek on Thursdays, February 15 through March 28, at 1pm on Zoom. Join here, Meeting ID: 543 318 2363

Weekly Sunday Worship at Selwyn, 10:30am.

Palm Sunday– March 24
10:30am at Selwyn with Procession of Palms

Maundy Thursday– March 28 Combined service at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church
6:00pm Table Worship, with dinner and communion. Music presentation of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.

Easter Sunday at Selwyn –March 31
Sunday School classes will not meet.
8:30am Outdoor Easter Service
10:30am Traditional Easter Service– Special Music