Lent and Easter at Christ the King
Palm Sunday Worship and going forward
Sunday 10:15 a.m.in-person worship with communion will move outdoors beginning on Palm Sunday, March 28. We know that outdoor worship is not everyone’s cup of communion wine, but our hope is that those still cautious about indoor gathering will feel more comfortable under the tent. The risks of catching or spreading COVID-19 are greatly reduced when we’re outdoors, especially as we’ll continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing.
That means: no reservations are required and there will be singing!
Outdoor worship services will normally meet under the tent in front of the church, will last around 45 minutes, and will have a traditional tone. Our plan is to worship in-person outdoors throughout the summer, but the council will stay tuned in to Virginia and Fairfax County health guidelines and reassess the plan each month. There are a few picnic tables under the tent (6-8’ apart) but if you wish to control the distance between yourself and other worshipers, we encourage you to bring portable lawn chairs.
Sunday mornings during Lent
Facebook Live Service at 9:00 a.m.
In-person Communion at 10:15 a.m.
Each week we will lift up one of the hunger-related ministries to which we are committed.
Mid-week Lenten Programs
Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom (Zoom info to come); February 24, March 3, 10, 17, and 24. A series of prayer services that will include meditations on sections of Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, Cantata #39 by J.S. Bach. The cantata, whose English title would be something like: “Break bread (your bread) with those who are hungry” is inspired by Isaiah 58:7-8 and Hebrews 13:16.
March 3: Honesty – God calls on us to repent and redistribute.
March 10: Justice – God's Law calls us to love and action
March 17: Investment – Blessings are for investing, not saving.
March 24: Every good tree bears good fruit.
Maundy Thursday – April 1, 2021
Brief (10-12 minute) indoor Chapel Communion services: 8-9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-noon; and 8:30-10 p.m. Reserve a time here, each time slot accommodates 4 worshippers.
Drive Up Communion: 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m. Reserve a time here.
Facebook Live Service at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday – April 2, 2021
The Great Falls Area Ministry is planning to present a community Good Friday service during the afternoon, probably on Zoom or YouTube. Stay tuned for more details.
Christ the King’s service will be on Facebook Live at 7:30 p.m.