Lent at Advent


Lent Offerings

Sunday Adult Forum During Lent - 10:45 am

Dwelling In Christ, Led by Carla Waterman

Imagine you are the Apostle Paul. You are trying to find language to speak of the risen Christ now dwelling with, in and through God’s people. What images do you choose? What pictures do you paint to help first century people grasp this new, startling reality? And how do Paul’s images in the first century help us understand our own life in Christ?

This Lenten Adult Forum will explore Paul’s imagery of “indwelling” coupled with relevant prayer practices that will help us center our minds and hearts on this reality of
Christ’s indwelling presence in our lives.
This class will invite participants to explore new ways to practice Christ’s presence in everyday life.

In addition to playing the piano, Carla Waterman spent twenty years teaching Christian spirituality to seminarians and worship pastors. She is delighted to offer this course here at Advent.

Palm Sunday Service

Sunday, April 2
9:30 am

Wednesdays in Lent

February 28 - March 29

5:15 pm - Soup Supper
6:30 pm - Lenten Worship

Wednesday Night Lenten Speaker Series - March 1 - 29

Following Wednesday Worship

Conversations with Community Leaders

Our community is greater than just those immediately around us, our community is also where our people live and the communities around us. Come for worship and stay for conversations with community leaders and Pastor Elizabeth as they discuss the challenges they have and are facing, foresee facing, and how Advent’s community can partner with them.

  • March 29, March 29, Riz Mulla, Anjuman-E-Asghari volunteer

Ash Wednesday

We will be holding two services on Ash Wednesday, Feb 14.

12pm & 6:30pm

All are welcome to come to either service. Both services will include imposition of ashes and holy communion.

Soup Suppers

Join us on Wednesday evenings in Lent, Feb 21- March 20, for delicious soup suppers before the evening service.

LuAnn will be serving a soup meal with fresh bread from 5:15-6:15. Come by the Fellowship Hall anytime between 5:15 and 6:15 for some delicious food and good fellowship. Then, stay for Holden Evening Prayer worship at 6:30 and our Lenten Speaker Series at 7.

Lent at Advent is full of worship, music, food, and fellowship. All are welcome, please join us.

Lenten Worship

Join us for Wednesday evening worship at 6:30pm. We will be following the Holden Evening Prayer service. All are welcome to come to these beautiful services.

Lenten Speaker Series

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 7pm for our Lenten Speaker Series. Each week, we will host a different community leader as the featured speaker. All are welcome, please invite your friends!

Feb 21: Kay King, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Feb 28: Dr. Mai Chang & Neal Thao, Noble Academy
March 6: Ben Whalen, ISAIAH
March 13: Sharon Noble, Maple Grove Library
March 20: Latisha Moening & Kiley Benson, Loaves & Fishes

Lent Adult Forum

Psalms of the Sons of Korah: A User’s Guide to Prayer
Carla Waterman, Facilitator

We may not know them by name, but we do know their poetry: “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, oh God.” “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” “How lovely is your dwelling place, oh Lord of hosts!” Next to King David, no other poets penned more psalms than David’s worship leaders, the Sons of Korah. 

Their psalms are full of vivid imagery, a full spectrum of human emotions, and the language to dialogue with God in the midst of messy life. They surprise and inspire, but more than that, they call us to prayer, and give us the language with which to speak to God from the unplanned places in our lives.

 After an introductory session on the fascinating history of Korah’s sons, we will reflect upon one psalm each week, and engage with the beauty and drama of these passionate prayers in the midst of life’s shifting seasons.  We will explore the on-ramp of prayer our ancient friends extend to us. Suggestions will be offered on diverse ways to pray each psalm during the week to come.  

Intentionally praying the Psalms is a rich and rewarding Lenten discipline. While the sessions have many underlying connections, they are designed to be stand-alone. Please join us as you can! 

Lent 2024 Adult Forum 10:50-11:50 

Feb 18: Who Were the Sons of Korah?
Feb 25: Psalm 42-43 
March 3: Psalm 46
March 10: Psalm 84
March 17: Psalm 85

Come visit us

9475 Jefferson Highway - Maple Grove, MN 55369

From the south: North on Highway 169. Exit on Co Rd 30 West/93rd Ave. and take a right. Go 3/4 mile, and take a right on Jefferson Hwy. Advent is a quarter mile on the left.

From the north: South on Highway 169. Take a right on 109th Ave. Drive 1/4 mile, and take a left on Jefferson Hwy. Advent will be one the right shortly after crossing over Highway 610 (approximately two miles).