Holden Evening Prayer for Lent

Setting by Marty Haugen

March 8, 2028

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Welcome to the season of Lent!

We gather for worship Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, in person or online.


Wrapped in Grace

God's people have been called, followed, trusted, proclaimed... and doubted. We often define doubt as the opposite of faith, but doubt is a part of growing as God's beloved ones. Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church writes that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but is rather certainty. Doubt makes us ask more questions, dig more deeply, pray more fervently, and see more clearly that we are loved and treasured by God.

Each Wednesday evening in Lent we will meet people in scripture who have had difficulty wrapping their heads around who God is, what God is all about, and how God will accomplish what God will accomplish. We'll join them on their journeys of faith as they asked questions, wrestled with their thoughts, and grew as proclaimers of God's grace. Coe grow this Lenten season and allow yourself to ask questions, wrestle, and feel God's grace wrap itself around you!

March 1 Sarah

March 8 Jacob

March 15 Zechariah

March 22 Peter

March 29 Jesus


You may access this evening's worship in a variety of ways:

  • A link is posted on Immanuel's website, www.immanuelwebster.org or by clicking the link at the bottom of this email.
  • Go to www.YouTube.com and search Immanuel Webster. You will find all of our past worship services there as well.
  • A link is will be posted on Immanuel's Facebook page.
  • Click the link above this evening at 7:00 or anytime afterwards.


Service of Light

Evening Hymn

Evening Thanksgiving

Psalm 141

Silence for meditation


May our prayers come before you, O God, as incense, and may your presence surround and fill us, so that in union with all creation, we might sing your praise and your love in our lives.


Reading Genesis 31:3-31


Reflection Jacob's Wrestling

Silence for meditation.

The Light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.


An angel went from God to a town called Nazareth to a woman
whose name was Mary. The angel said to her, “Rejoice, O highly
favored, for God is with you. You shall bear a child, and his name
shall be Jesus, the Chosen One of God Most High.” And Mary
said, “I am the servant of my God, I live to do your will.”



Lord's Prayer

God, remember us in your love, and teach us to pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your
Kingdom come: your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we
forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time
of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the Kingdom, the
power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

The Night You Gave Us, Text © 2020 Augsburg Fortress, Reprinted by permission under OneLicense #A-714459.

Holden Evening Prayer, setting by Marty Haugen © 1990 GIA Publications, inc. Reprinted by permission under OneLicense #A-714459.