Third Sunday in Lent 2019, Year C — Planning Notes


See All The People: Discipleship Begins with Relationship 3-session video teaching series

With All Your Heart Worship Series: REPENTING
Third Sunday in Lent — March 24, 2019

Calendar Notes


March 1        World Day of Prayer
March 3        Transfiguration of the Lord
March 6        Ash Wednesday, and Lent Begins
March 31      UMCOR Sunday

April 14         Palm/Passion Sunday
April 14-20   Holy Week
April 18         Maundy Thursday
April 19         Good Friday
April 20         Holy Saturday
April 21         Easter Sunday
April 24         Festival of God’s Creation
April 25         World Malaria Day (UM Communications)

All Month      Christian Home Month
                      Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 6-12       Christian Family Week
May 12          Festival of the Christian Home/Mother’s Day (USA)
May 18-19     Change the World Weekend
May 19          Heritage Sunday
May 24          Aldersgate Day
May 27          Memorial Day (USA)
May 30          Ascension of the Lord

Planning for this Series

This week, consider setting your altar with a vision of feasting versus fasting. At one end of the table set out your “feast,” at the other end, your “fast.” What does this look like in your context? As our preaching notes writers have said, by this third week in Lent, people may begin to weary of this long holy season. Especially if your congregation is used to three- and four-week sermon series, you may need to capture their attention again. What does it look like to turn back to God at this point in the season?