Ash Wednesday || Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, marks the beginning of Lent–the 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to the celebration of Easter. Below you will find a devotional and information about a special worship service to help you begin the season of Lent aright.

“Taking Faith Home” Devotion

Use and adapt this resource for your personal, family, and/or small group devotions.

Ash Wednesday Worship

Traditionally, we would hold an Ash Wednesday worship service at the church and impose ashes on foreheads as a sign of repentance and in remembrance of our mortality. Due to on-going precautions during the pandemic, and our not meeting for in-person worship, this service has been pre-recorded. There are several different ways you can view the service…

Google Meet, 12pm

You can join the Ash Wednesday Service at 12pm (virtually) using Google Meet. Click this link (http://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg) or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#. Note: this is the same Meet used for our Worship Together on Sunday morning.

Online (YouTube or Facebook)

If you cannot make the virtual service at noon, you access the service below, or on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The Franklin United Methodist Church chancel decorated for Lent. Photo taken by Pastor Jacob on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

The First Reading: Mark 16:1-8

The First Reading is a weekly vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, February 14, comes from Mark 16:1-8.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, February 14, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

The First Reading: Mark 13:5-13

The First Reading is a weekly vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, February 7, comes from Mark 13:5-13.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, February 7, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

The First Reading: Mark 10:17-27

The First Reading is a weekly vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, January 31, 2021, comes from Mark 10:17-27.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

The First Reading: Mark 7:1-15

The First Reading is a weekly vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, January 24, 2021, comes from Mark 7:1-15.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

#COVIDMemorial

Today (Tuesday, January 19, 2021) at 5:30pm ET, Franklin United Methodist Church will ring its bell and turn on its lights as part of a national #COVIDMemorial in honor of the lives lost to COVID-19.

You are welcome to light a candle or ring a bell from wherever you are, and join in prayer for those suffering from COVID-19, medical staff, scientists, and others both treating those with COVID-19 and making and distributing vaccines.

The First Reading: Mark 4:35-41

The First Reading is a five-minute (or less!) vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, January 17, 2021, comes from Mark 4:35-41.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

The First Reading: Mark 1:1-13

The First Reading is a five-minute (or less!) vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, January 10, 2021, comes from Mark 1:1-13.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

New Study: DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesdays at 7:30pm beginning January 5 (2021) as we begin a new video series entitled DreamThinkBeDo. This series provides an overview of progressive Christianity. The series is broken into four, five-week sessions. Each session is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Here’s an extended overview of the entire 20-week study.

We will begin the first five-week session, “Dream,” on January 5. Here are the study themes:

January 5
Introduction(s)

January 12
“Faith as Journey”

January 19
“Stories of Creation”

January 26
“Reconciliation”

February 2
”Jesus”

February 9
“Risk”

Each session will begin with a 20-minute video. Videos and study-guides will be made available ahead of each session. Discussions will be based on the study guide and participant insights and questions.

This small group gathering and discussion will be facilitated virtually by Pastor Jacob. All are welcome to attend and participate. You can join our gathering using Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/zxe-kcbu-hxf) or by calling 661-527-2948, the PIN is 883 139 733#.

Service of Christmas Eve Light

Join us for a service of Christmas Eve light, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s love come to us, the light that shines in the darkness. God is with us. God is with you. May this good news bring you peace and joy.

Note: This service will premiere on YouTube (and here) at noon on Christmas Eve. It will premiere on Facebook at 7pm on Christmas Eve. Please share the links with your friends and family.

Merry Christmas!