Pray, Worship, & Learn Together

Seeking:

Honest Questions for Deeper Faith

This Lent, we invite you to engage in the spiritual practice of seeking. We encourage you to stay curious, open, and nimble. We hope you will soften your assumptions and expand your perspectives. We pray that our questions each week will create a safe space to explore—to be drawn more deeply into the fullness of life, into the heart of God. Join us for this Lenten series founded on questions.

  • Seeking: Is this the fast that I choose?
  • Seeking: Who will you listen to?
  • Seeking: How do we begin again?
  • Seeking: Will you give me a drink?
  • Seeking: Who sinned?
  • Seeking: Can these bones live?
  • Seeking: Where are you headed?
  • Seeking: Why have you forsaken me?
  • Seeking: Who are you looking for?

Ash Wednesday

February 22, 2023
12 pm & 7 pm 

Together, we will gather in the chapel (12 pm) and in the sanctuary and via livestream (7 pm) for a 45-minute service to remember our morality and brokenness, and be offered the assurance of God’s ending grace and the opportunity for a new beginning. Masks are encouraged in the balcony, along with social distanced seating.

You are dust, and to dust you shall return. – Genesis 3:19b

Sundays

Like the characters in our Lenten scriptures, we are also seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, balance. Throughout Lent, Shallowford’s worship leaders will continually ask the questions: What are you seeking? What is God seeking?

Join us Sundays to worship God, be in community, and grow in the study of scripture:

  • 8:30 am, First Worship in the Chapel
  • 9:30-10:30 am, Sunday School for All Ages
  • 11:00 am, Service for the Lord’s Day in the Sanctuary (livestream)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lenten Small Groups

Wednesdays in March
11 am, Heritage Hall & 7 pm, Members’ Homes

Draw closer to God and fellow Shallowford members throughout Lent by joining a Wednesday small group.  Groups will meet every Wednesday in March either at the church (11am) or in members’ homes (7pm).  We’ll explore our Lenten theme “Seeking: Honest Questions for Deeper Faith” through engaging the weekly sermon scriptures.  Sign up by Sunday, Feb. 26th.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday

April 2, 2023
8:30 & 11:00 am

A 45 to 60-minute service on Palm Sunday centered around the story of Jesus riding a colt into the city of Jerusalem. Join us as we sing Hosanna, wave our palms, and imagine what role we might have played in that first Palm Sunday parade.

Maundy Thursday

April 6, 2023
12:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Attend a 30-minute prayer service in the chapel in honor of Jesus’ gathering with his disciples to share the Last Supper.

Good Friday

April 7, 2023
12:00 pm & 7:00 pm 

A 45-minute Tenebrae service to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice Christ made for the sake of others. Join us in the chapel (12 pm) or in the sanctuary and online (7 pm) as we recall Christ’s death through worship.

Children’s Egg Hunt

April 8, 2023
10:00 am

Children three through 5th grade are invited to attend the annual Children’s Ministry Easter Egg Hunt! Morning activities include crafts, the telling of the Easter story, and egg hunts for all ages. Bring your baskets, and the whole family, for a full morning of faith, fun and fellowship. *This event is rain or shine.

Easter

April 9, 2023

Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and bring a fresh flower (or two) with you to add to our flower cross. Join us for the following services:

7:00 am,  Sunrise Service (Ball Field)
An outdoor service to celebrate Christ’s victory over death. Bring a blanket and/or chair to sit on. *Weather permitting*

7:30-10:30 am, Breakfast Buffet 

8:30 am, First Worship
A 45-minute service in the chapel

11:00 am, Service for the Lord’s Day (Livestream)
An hour-long service in the sanctuary with special music