Churches work together to host Lenten Wednesdays
Four congregations in Cleveland Heights—Peace Lutheran, Noble Road Presbyterian, Disciples Christian, and Church of the Redeemer United Methodist—are working cooperatively to offer a creative form of fellowship and worship as Christians around the globe commemorate Lent. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, Lent marks an annual season to remember Jesus' life and death.
The gatherings are open to not only members of the four congregations, but also to all in the area who would like to deepen their spirituality at this holy time.
The four churches are sharing in what they call “Simple Soup Suppers.” Attendees gather at 6 p.m., attend a program at 6:45 p.m., worship at 7:30 p.m., and are on their way by 8 p.m. This year's program theme is the varieties of spiritual practices.
On March 7, Peace Lutheran, 3740 Mayfield Road, will host a program on healing and therapy through the use of art. March 14’s program, at Disciples Christian, 3663 Mayfield Road, will provide an opportunity to learn more about the discipline of yoga and spirituality. On March 21, attendees will be back at Peace Lutheran for a look at icons, both traditional and contemporary.
The community is invited to each program; a free-will offering is taken for the dinners offered.
The Rev. Don King is pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, and an active participant in the Heights interfaith community. He has served in local congregations since 1999, and has lived in Cleveland Heights since 1985.