Lent


Lent 2020

During Lent, we travel from the somber reminder of death on Ash Wednesday through the despair of crucifixion to the joy of resurrection. Our Lenten sermon series is titled "Holy Attention." To whom or what do we give our attention? 

 

LENT ACTIVITES

Activites leading up to Holy Week 
  

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES

February 26   |   Noon and 6:30 p.m.   |   Sanctuary

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Ashes are imposed at the two worship services in the Sanctuary and at our morning prayer service in FE 100 at 7 a.m. Our Drive-Thru prayer team will also impose ashes for those driving by in the parking lot between 7 and 9 a.m. We serve a light lunch after the noon service and dinner before the evening service in FE 200. (No What-a-Wednesday or Student Ministry Programming)

CHAPEL CLASS - 
INCARNATION & INSIGHT: WHAT POEMS TELL US ABOUT GOD 

Sundays: March 1 and 8   |   9:30 a.m.   |   FE 100

Travis Helms, Campus Missioner at the UT Episcopal Student Center, encourages participants to pay attention to the poetry that is all around us. He will also lead the class' exploration of how poems embody theological truths and help us live our lives as Christians.

PRAYER VIGIL 

7 a.m., Friday, March 6 - 1 p.m, Saturday, March 7   |   Sanctuary

Covenant’s deacons will host a 30-hour Prayer Vigil. A vigil is a time set aside for the purpose of prayer. It is a powerful way for the Covenant family to come together as a community to pay attention to God, our neighbor and ourselves.

Sign Up Here

PRAYER WALK 

Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3   |   Various locations

Prayer walking is exactly what it sounds like: walking while praying. Ordinary Christ-followers step into their streets to pray for their neighbors. Prayer walking is walking through a part of the city where you live, praying with your eyes open to real needs and hearts open to the prompting of God’s Spirit. It’s noticing signs of hope and signs of need as God asks you to be attentive to both. 

CONTACT KAY AUSTIN

LENT EVENT 

Wedneday, April 1   |   5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bring the family for this event that takes children around campus learning about the life of Jesus. 

 

HOLY WEEK

  

PALM SUNDAY

Sunday, April 5   |   All worship services

CHAPEL CLASS - 

Sunday, April 5   |   9:30 a.m.   |   FE 100

Theologian Tony Jones explores how the cross has long been an instrument for making Christians feel guilty and ashamed, even unlovable—the very things the cross was meant to remedy.

TAIZÉ PRAYER SERVICE 

Sunday, April 5   |   5:00 p.m.   |   FE 100

Taize is a simple service: short chants, often in Latin, repeated over and over in the dark. The lack of complex songs enables people to focus on what they are saying and not what is coming next. 

NOON WORSHIP SERVICES 

Monday, April 6 - Wednesday, April 8   |   12:00 p.m.   |   Sanctuary

Covenant will have short worship services each day in the Sanctuary, followed by a light lunch in FE 200.

MAUNDY THURSDAY 

Thursday, April 9

Covenant members and friends will meet in homes throughout Austin for an evening of fellowship, a potluck meal and communion to remember Jesus’ last evening with His disciples. These are informal gatherings for the whole family. Sign up HERE

 

GOOD FRIDAY 

Friday, April 10   |   7 p.m.   |   Sanctuary

Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ. It is called “good” because of what Jesus’ death means for the redemption of the world. During the service, the room changes from light to darkness.

 

EASTER

  

EASTER SERVICES 

Sunday, April 12

Sunrise Service: Patio at 6:30 a.m. (followed by a light breakfast)
Traditional Services: Sanctuary at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Contemporary Services: FE 200 at 9:30 and 11:05 a.m.

Sunday Worship Times

Traditional Service
8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
11:05 a.m.
Fellowship Hall

Office Hours
Covenant Hall is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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