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Here at CAPC we are committed to following Christ and growing in our faith and understanding, expanding our service and cultivating a deeper sense of gratitude and generosity—and invite you to join us. The season of Lent is a season rich in opportunities to explore, reflect and nurture our faith and expand our sense of call. Following are some dates you won’t want to miss.

Ash Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:00 pm – Sanctuary – Worship Service which includes the imposition of ashes, a reminder of our humanity and our place in creation. Our journey’s beginning is marked as together we enter the Holy Season.

Breaking of Bread – Each Wednesday evening in Lent (March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10) a simple meal of soup and bread is served from 6-7 pm—it is a gathering of souls who are dedicated to fellowship, study and nurture.

Short Stories by Jesus: Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi – Wednesday evenings (March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10) at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. A devotional study which utilizes materials from Amy-Jill Levine’s study, as well as our own reflections, this is an exploration of the parables in a fresh approach that will reveal hidden truths in these powerful narratives.  Prayers and music appropriate to each parable will also be offered.

What Makes You Happy? It’s Not What You Expect – join us on Sunday mornings (March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 10) at 9 am for a study on happiness. DVD study by Andy Stanley will be shown and discussed by our group.

Sunday Worship during Lent – 10:30 am – Sanctuary – each Sunday we come before God I with prayer, passion and presence seeking to bring before God the best we have to offer.

Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 14 – 10:30 am – join the procession of the palms as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and our hearts.

Maundy Thursday – April 18 - Sanctuary, 7:30 pm - service including stripping of the chancel. A powerful service that begins the deepest reflections of the sacrifice our Savior offered for our salvation. Communion is served.
 
Good Friday - Tenebrae Service – April 19 -  7:30 pm Sanctuary -  A powerful, moving service that brings us face to face with the texts of the story of the Passion. Readings, music, silence, candlelight and darkness all witness to the power of this night.
 
Devotionals Provided:  (free and available at church);  Hope-full Living for the Season of LentThe Shadow of the Cross 


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Ways to Serve

CAPC Soup Kitchen – Is on hiatus right now.  PLEASE NOTE: WHLE THE KITCHEN IS BEING RENOVATED THE SOUP KITCHEN WILL BE CLOSED. BAG LUNCHES WILL STILL BE DISTRIBUTED EACH WEEKDAY AT 10 AM. VOLUNTEERS LOOKING TO HELP FILL BAGS SHOULD CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE

Blessing Bags - Blessing Bags are a great project for individuals, youth groups, companies that want to make a difference, and other groups of volunteers. Random acts of kindness which may seem so small to us can make a big difference in someone else’s life. Blessings Bags are one way to make just such a difference—and they’re easy! Items can be purchased at a dollar store and can be placed in a gallon plastic bag to be distributed at our weekly Soup Kitchen.
What to include? Here are some suggestions:
Gloves
Thermal socks
Crackers, beef sticks, candy bars or other snacks
Toothpaste/Tooth brush
Wipes
Deodorant
Fruit juice/water
Bags can be dropped off Sundays through Fridays 8-12 noon


Want to find out more about any of these opportunities?
Please contact the church office at 908.756.2468 or email Pastor Lynn at pastor@crescentonline.org