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ASH Wednesday Service – 11 a.m. Feb. 22, 2023
We’d love to have you join us for a brief Ash Wednesday Service,
Did you know that last year’s palm leaves are burned to make some of this year’s ashes? Thanks J.S. for the palms!
On February 22nd at 11:00, we will have our annual Ash Wednesday service. This is a service to commemorate the beginning of Lent. The day prior to this is Mardi Gras. In the Middle Ages, that was the day on which all the luxury items (i.e. anything good) were used up, as Lent was a time of penance, which included plain meals. It has been a season when more meals were to be non-meat meals, which meant a lot of fish, with Fridays, during Lent, technically still a non-meat day. (In the theology underlying this, meat comes from warm-blooded animals, so anything cold blooded is not meat. Thus, in Lent you can eat all the lizards, snakes, and fish you want, any day of the week.) This is why so many fast food places have sales on their fish sandwiches each spring! Within our church lineage, the requirement for fish dropped out when the Church of England dropped out of the Catholic Church. While we will not have fish, or even fish sandwiches, on Ash Wednesday we will have a solemn service which will include the imposition of ashes on the foreheads of those desiring to participate in this ritual.
Join us by entering through the Paradise Street door, just off Main Street In The Heart of Middleton! Hope to see you on Ash Wednesday or another time soon.
Thanks to our congregants and visitors for a bright and festive parade celebration of Christmas 2022 with cookies and beverages.
Traveling Exhibit Today!
Come on out for an evening stroll by the Middleton Church 6 PM – 8 PM and check out the Exhibit. Check out the ancient relics.
Come join us at the Middleton United Methodist Church for a look into ancient Judean life
“A traveling exhibit from the Bade Museum @ Pacific School of Religion
Harvest Festival 2022
Thank you for supporting the pie sale at the Middleton Harvest Festival
Palm Sunday’s Message ” “Proclaim”
April 10, 2022
Sunday’s Message “Through Faith in Christ”
April 3, 2022
Sunday Bible Study
From April 27th through May 29th, we will do a six-week overview of the Old Testament. This will on Sunday mornings from 10:00 until 10:45. Please come and join us.
Sunday’s Message “Who Are We?”
March 27, 2022