Lent at Church Street

View the 2023 Lenten Devotional booklet below. These devotions are written each year by Church Street members and clergy, and prepared by the Congregational Care committee of the church, to be a spiritual guide for our community to use throughout the season. Please enjoy!

If you prefer to download the full PDF of the book, please click here.

A very limited number of print copies are available by calling the church office at 865-524-3048. If you are signed up to receive email communications from the church, you will also receive these Lenten devotions by email.

Lenten Programs and Events

Wednesday, February 22 ~ Ash Wednesday Worship
6:30-7:15 a.m. drive through imposition of ashes in the Magnola Parking Lot (Welcome Center)
12 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Nave; 6 p.m. online

Sundays, February 26-April 2 ~ Adam Hamilton’s Luke: Jesus and the outsiders, outcasts and outlaws
Small Group Study with Rev. Tim Best: 4-5:30 p.m. in Room CLC-123
+ Click here to learn more and register

Wednesdays, March 1-29 ~ Five Marks of a Methodist Study
Small Group Study with Rev. Catherine Nance: 6:30-8 p.m. (Room TBA)
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+ If unable to join in person, enjoy short reflections from Pastor Catherine about each chapter on Sundays during Lent at noon on our YouTube channel.

Sunday, April 2 ~ Palm Sunday
8:30 & 11 a.m.: Parish Youth and Children’s Choirs, Nave
Return Lenten Missions Countdown Items to the Welcome Center (see graphics below for dates and items)

Thursday, April 6 ~ Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. in the Nave and online

Friday, April 7 ~ Good Friday
12 p.m. in the Nave and 7 p.m. online

Sunday, April 9 ~ Easter Sunday
Worship Services at
Sunrise: Courtyard facing Henley Street (breakfast to follow in Parish Hall)
8:30 & 11 a.m.: Parish Adult Choir and the Tennessee Brass, Nave
11 a.m.: Online at www.youtube.com/churchstreetumc

Return all items to Parish Hall on Sunday, April 2 (Palm Sunday).