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Lent Begins at Reservoir!

February 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Photo of a wooden cross against a sky with clouds. Words read: "The Cross."

2020 Lent is observed at Reservoir Sunday, February 23 – Easter Sunday April 12

We kick off a new sermon series on “The Cross,” and host special events and gatherings in person and online all seven-weeks long. Join us for Sunday services, weekly community groups, and read our daily Bible guide for spiritual nourishment through scripture and meditations on art.

The daily Bible guide and Steve’s blog on the cross are here: Lent at Reservoir.

Services, resources, and special events:

“The Cross” Sermon series: exploring this complicated and enduring  symbol through the seven things Jesus is recorded to have said as he was crucified. Informed by Reservoir staff team readings in 2019.

Daily Bible guide: A reflective guide available each week at reservoirchurch.org/lent.  Limited paper copies available on Sundays. Select “church announcements” on your welcome card to receive digitally.

Dome Gallery series: “Creation, Destruction, and Resurrection” displaying works of art from the Reservoir community.

Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 – 7:30 PM Ash Wednesday service:  A simple contemplative service of readings, prayer, song, and an opportunity to receive an ashy cross mark.

Friday, February 28, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Mardi Gras Potluck for Families:  Bring something yummy! And enjoy Godly play storytelling and a get-connected game with your children.

Sunday, March 1, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Members potluck: Celebrate new members, hear from our equity and diversity inclusion team, and pray for Reservoir. Bring a dish to share & register for free childcare4membersmeetings@reservoirchurch.org before Mon,  2/24.

Tuesday, March 3 – Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Unpack Your Baggage: What is worth taking with you on your continued faith journey? What is worth tossing out? Sort out your church baggage: register https://unpack2020.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, March 15, both services Participatory Lenten Liturgy: Interactive services engaging The Prayers of the People.

Sunday, April 5, both services Palm Sunday services: Celebrating with eco-palms, worship, and teaching.

Thursday, April 9, 6:00 – 7:30 PM Holy Thursday Foot Washing Service: Join us for a potluck meal, communion, and optional foot-washing as we remember Jesus’ last meal with his friends before he was arrested.

Friday, April 10, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Good Friday Service: Meditating on the events leading to Jesus’ death on the Cross. A somber,  meditative service for all ages with options for interactive prayer.

Sunday, April 12, both services Easter Sunday Services:  We all–kids and grown-ups–worship and celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection together. Egg hunt after first service! Visitors are welcome as always.



February 23, 2020


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Reservoir Church
15 Notre Dame
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States


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