Lent 2019

In News by Kim Eiffert

During our Lenten Journey we are focusing on forgiveness.  Forgiving ourselves.  Forgiving others.  Accepting the forgiveness that we find in Christ’s suffering.  We will use worship, study, prayer, meditation, labyrinth-walking, and other spiritual practices to guide us to view the world and ourselves though the lens of forgiveness. Join us at Grace Avenue as we take this journey.

Watch this Page throughout Lent as we add more opportunities.

Holy Week Worship & Devotion
Easter Sunday Worship
Volunteer to Usher for Holy Week/Easter

The F-Word: Stories of Forgiveness
April 10th – 20th* at from 8:30am-8:00pm
(*Closes at noon on April 20th)
The Sanctuary Narthex 
As a cornerstone feature of our Lenten Journey focused on forgiveness, Grace Avenue is pleased to be the first congregation in Texas to host this traveling exhibit which has been featured in locations all over the world.  We invite you into this meaningful and transformational experience. 
Contact Joe Stobaugh at [email protected] with questions.   

More Details about the “F-Word”

Forgiveness Lenten Bible Study with Kristen Lane
Sunday Mornings beginning March 24th at 11:00 or
Monday Evenings beginning March 25th at 7:00
Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness. Join Kristen Lane as she leads this 4-week study. Contact Kristen Lane at [email protected] with questions.

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A Lenten Study:  Faith and Forgiveness with Laura Echols-Richter
Thursday Morning beginning March 21st at 9:15am
Central to our faith is the experience of forgiveness.  Jesus commands us to forgive others in the same way God forgives us but the reality of forgiveness seems much more difficult.  When we are at fault we have a hard time forgiving ourselves.  When others hurt us we lose energy and focus by withholding forgiveness. During this season of Lent, let us focus on how we lean into forgiveness as people of faith during this 4-week study.

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Stillness: A Guided Meditation
Sunday, March 24th at 6:30pm
Music Suite
This spiritual practice will be about connecting with God through stillness and meditation, with a specific focus on forgiveness.  Laurie Hanson Roberts will lead a time of guided mediation.  Email [email protected] with questions. 

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Women’s Night Out:  Lenten Dinner & Conversation
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm in Tom Graves Hall       
Come join the women of Grace Avenue for a night of dinner and conversation focused on how we open ourselves to grow closer to God during the season of Lent.  What does it mean to struggle in the wilderness?  What does it mean to re-claim my faith?

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Prayer Labyrinth
April 1st-5th
8:30am – 8:00pm*
Worship Center
(*Note that on Friday, the Labyrinth will close at noon.)
Walking the labyrinth is an ancient Christian tradition that combines prayer, meditation, and movement. There are many facets to this wonderful spiritual practice. In our fast-paced and hectic world, many people find it difficult to pray sitting still. The Labyrinth might just become your favorite way to pray.  

If you are unable to visit our Prayer Labyrinth during Lent, we encourage you to find a place to explore this spiritual practice.  You can find locate a list of Labyrinths HERE.  


Master, Is it I?
April 14th at 7:00pm
Grace Avenue Worship Center
You will not want to miss this beautiful production of a Living Last Supper by members and friends of Grace Avenue. In this inspiring play, each disciple comes to life and tells about his relationship with Christ.  Experience the power of Jesus’ words and actions on the last night of his life.  This presentation is for all ages.  Come and experience this beautiful program.  Questions?  Contact Bill Roberts at [email protected].  

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Holy Week Devotions & Lunch
April 15th– 19th
Noon in the Sanctuary
During Holy Week, we will be offering a time of devotion and lunch at Grace Avenue. The devotional time will consist of a brief devotion, a musical mediation (provided by area musicians) and concluding with a soup lunch (for a small cost).   Questions?  Contact Joe Stobaugh at [email protected].

Volunteer to Bring Soup or Help Set-up/Clean-up!