Lent and Easter at SCC

Credit: A Sanctified Art (sanctifiedart.org / @sanctifiedart).

Ash Wednesday, February 14th:

“Ashes to Go” at the corner of Storrs Rd. and North Eagleville Road, 11:45am-12:30pm
Rev. Diane will be offering ashes, or blessings, “to go” on North Eagleville Road.

Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm.

Worship Services: Both in-person and online, unless otherwise noted:

– Ash Wednesday Service, 7pm
– Lenten Sunday Worship Services at 10am

Holy Week:

Palm Sunday, March 24th, 10am
Maundy Thursday, March 28th, 7:30pm
Good Friday, March 29th, 12p-3p (in-person only): The Sanctuary will be open for silent prayer and reflection.
Easter Sunday, March 31:
-Sunrise Worship Service, Storrs Cemetery (approx. 6:30am)
-10AM Easter Service, SCC Sanctuary

Lenten Offerings:

As we travel through the Lenten Season, join one or more of SCC’s Lenten offerings.

Book Study with Rev. Amie (online only)

Thursdays from 9-10am Feb. 15-Mar 21 on Zoom. Gather with Rev. Diane’s friend and colleague, Rev. Amie Giguere, from Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port, MA:
“We’ll be reading Freeing Jesus by Diana Butler Bass. In this book, Bass challenges the idea that Jesus can only be understood in static, one-dimensional ways and asks us to instead consider a life where Jesus grows with us and helps us through life’s challenges in several capacities: as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way and presence. Freeing Jesus is an invitation to experience Jesus beyond the narrow confines we have built around him. It renews our hope in faith and worship at a time when we need it most. There are six chapters, so we’ll cover one each of the six weeks.”

The book may be ordered from Amazon. Please contact Deborah if you need

Join Zoom Meeting

Time to Wander” with Rev. Diane (online only)

Wednesdays from 7 – 8 pm, Feb. 21 – March 20 on Zoom.

This is an opportunity to discuss the daily devotional cards—asking simple questions to invite deeper conversation, such as “What habit or mindset would you like to leave behind this Lenten season?” Attend every week or just drop in when you’re able.

Join Zoom Meeting

Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating” with Janice Castle, Rev. Diane, and the UConn Student Community (in-person only).

There will be Fellowship…and snacks! Parish House lounge from 7:00-8:30 pm on Tuesday evenings (2/20, 2/27 and 3/5).
Come gather over three Tuesday evenings to practice the art of Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating. For over 2000 years, people have decorated eggs, as they symbolized the release of the earth from the shackles of winter and the coming of spring with its promise of new hope, new life and prosperity. With the advent of Christianity, the eggs also symbolize the Resurrection and a promise of eternal life. Legend has it that as long as pysanky are decorated, goodness will prevail over evil throughout the world.

Daily Devotional Cards

Whether you participate with Rev. Diane or not, we will make available this lovely collection of
62 daily devotional cards which will cover Ash Wednesday through the second Sunday of
Easter. Each card has a weekly centering practice, a question for reflection and a short prayer.
They’ll be available at the church. (“Sanctified Art”)

A Lenten Devotional Booklet

Wandering Heart: Figuring out faith with Peter: This Devotional Booklet contains
art, reflections and poetry to guide you through the season of Lent. Hard copies
will be available at the church.