Lent Events

Ash Wednesday

  • Come-and-Go Personal Reflection

    This year at Custer Road we will offer two ways to observe Ash Wednesday. Stop by our Sanctuary from 11:30am-1pm and receive an imposition of ashes when you take some time for personal prayer and reflection at our Come-and-Go Ash Wednesday Observance.

    Wednesday, February 14
    11:30am-1pm in our Sanctuary

  • Ash Wednesday Worship Service


    Join us at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary for a wonderful worship experience. You will be invited to come forward and receive ashes on your forehead if you so choose, and may kneel and pray. It is a meaningful way to mark the beginning of the season of Lent, and to mark one’s self as a follower of Jesus.

    Wednesday, February 14
    6:30pm in our Sanctuary

Sunday Worship Services

(except Easter – see below for special times)

  • The Purpose

    Throughout the season of Lent, we will embark on a journey to understand God’s purpose for the world. We will discover how Jesus wasn’t sent to us to condemn the world, rather Jesus was sent to here to save us. Regardless of what plans we may have for ourselves, we are ultimately called to follow His plan and purpose for our lives and for the world.

    Sundays, February 18-April 1
    9 and 10:30 am in our Sanctuary

Lenten Prayer Journey

  • Weekly Lenten Prayer Journey

    Join us for a new Lenten Prayer Journey. Beginning Monday, February 19, the Prayer Room will feature an Interactive Prayer Experience to take you deeper in your walk with God this Lenten season. Each week from Monday through the following Sunday, a different focus will be highlighted along with a prayer activity suitable for all ages.

    The Prayer Room will be open Monday thru Thursday, 11am-8pm
    Sundays from 8am-noon.

    For the easiest access to the Prayer Room, please use the northwest doors behind the Sanctuary.

  • Weekly devotionals will be provided in the prayer room for those wanting to spend more time in prayer and reflection.

    Our Lenten Prayer Journey will highlight the following areas:
    – Week of February 19: Worry
    – Week of February 26: Hurt
    – Week of March 5: Forgiveness
    – Week of March 12: Blessing
    – Week of March 19: Growth
    – Week of March 26: Renewal

    WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19 — WORRY
    Scripture: Matthew 6:34
    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble on its own.

    Activity: Knots
    Thick cording to be provided at the Prayer Station with the instructions to tie a knot (as many as needed) for all the worries that burden you. Then ask God to help you learn to let go and as you untie each knot, pray that God will take each worry away.

    WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26 — HURT
    Scripture: Psalm 25:16-18
    Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

    Activity: Nail it to the Cross
    Large cross will be on display in the Prayer Room. Cards will be provided for you to write a “hurt”. These hurts are then pinned (nailed) to the cross as you ask God to lift this trouble from your heart.

    WEEK OF MARCH 5 — FORGIVENESS
    Scripture: Acts 13:38
    Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

    Activity: Wash it Away
    There will be a bowl of water on display with dissolvable paper and a pen. Write your sins on the paper and then giving thanks to God, they are washed away (forgiven) by the “cleansing” water.

    WEEK OF MARCH 12 — BLESSING
    Scripture: Joshua 4:5-7
    Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, “What do these stones mean?” tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord… These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.

    Activity: Stones
    Stones will be available in the Prayer Room with instructions to write on them God’s blessings to remember as a memorial. A large vase will also be on display for people to place their rocks in if they’d like or they may take them home.

    WEEK OF MARCH 19 — GROWTH
    Scripture: 2 Peter 3:18
    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

    Activity: Labyrinth
    There will be a labyrinth taped to the floor of the Prayer Room with instructions on how to walk through the journey of prayer in a Christian’s life from an inward focus to an outward focus. This labyrinth will include sections for reflection and interaction along the 11 stops of the journey.

    WEEK OF MARCH 26 — RENEWAL
    Scripture: Romans 6:4
    We were therefore buried with him through baptism unto death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

    Activity: Baptism
    A water fount will be on display in the Prayer Room. Instructions will be given to place water on your forehead in the shape of the cross in remembrance of original baptism; a renewal our faith in Jesus Christ, our risen Lord!

     

Community Events

  • Esperanza 5K

    The Esperanza 5K Run is a fun family event that benefits Juntos Servimos and its efforts to bring physical and spiritual wholeness to families suffering the impact of extreme poverty in northern Mexico. We aspire to bringesperanza (hope) to as many people as possible. The race brings hope by raising funds for shelter, healthcare and education. This event is a first class athletic experience and festival that is enjoyable for the entire family, runners and non-runners alike. Click here to learn more about the Esperanza 5K event.

    Saturday, March 24
    Race begins at 8am

  • Eggsperanza Family Event & 1 Mile Family Color Run

    The FREE Family Fun Festival begins at 9am. There will be complimentary coffee and breakfast tacos, as well as activities for children of all ages, including bounce houses, face painting, a friendly clown, balloon animals, a special visit with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt! The Egg Hunt is divided up by age groups with the first Egg Hunt scheduled to start around 10:30am and the other groups following at 10:40am and 10:50am.
    The Family Fun 1 Mile Color Run, suitable for even the youngest children if accompanied by a parent, is a family friendly hop down the bunny trail taking place in conjunction with the Esperanza 5K. Registration is required for all participants. Each participant will receive a white race t-shirt and sunglasses at packet pick up. Each racer will also receive a ceramic medal once they cross the finish line. Registration is required, however children in strollers are welcome in both events and are not required to register. Click here to learn more about Eggsperanza and the Family 1-mile Color Fun Run.

    Will the color wash off of skin/hair?
    Yes! The easiest way to get it off is while it’s still dry (shake, wiggle, jump up and down, vacuum, etc). After that, soap and water, with a little rinse and repeat action will do the trick. We advise you to bring a towel for the seats in your car if you’d like.

    What if the color gets into your eyes?
    We highly encourage you to wear your sunglasses or the sunglasses we are providing to you as you will look way more cool and it will greatly reduce the chances of colors getting into your eyes. However, never fear, the color is non-toxic. A simple rinse with water will take care of you.

    Can you eat the colors? 
    We do not recommend it! Even though it is only corn starch with food dyes and therefore will not harm you, it will taste about like colored dirt would. We recommend wearing it, not ingesting it.

    Saturday, March 24
    1 Mile Color Run begins at 9am
    Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30am

Holy Week

  • Maundy Thursday
    Worship Service

    Join the Rev. Jack GIbson and the Revelation Youth Choir Senior Class of 2018 for Maundy Thursday worship service. The seniors will perform their traditional re-enactment of the Last Supper. This is a unique way for your whole family to experience the Last Supper and Holy Communion.

    Thursday, March 29
    7:30 pm in our Sanctuary

  • Good Friday Worship Service

    This Good Friday worship service focuses on healing and wholeness. It features music by our adult Chancel Choir and Strings that reflects on the crucifixion of Christ and the hope available through resurrections. This is a powerful worship service you won’t want to miss!

    Friday, March 30
    7:30 pm in our Sanctuary

Easter

  • Easter Sunday

    The biggest celebration of the year! Christ is victorious over death! On Easter Sunday, we offer four different worship services at 7am, 8:30am, 9:45am, and 11am.

    Our Sonrise Service takes place at the corner of Custer and Legacy at 7am. You’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for this celebration of His Resurrection as the sun rises.

    Sunday, April 1
    Sonrise Service: 7am
    at the Southeast Corner of Custer and Legacy

    Traditional Worship Services:
    8:30am, 9:45am, and 11am
    in our Sanctuary

  • Celebrate with us in our Sanctuary at 8:30am, 9:45am and 11am! At our 8:30am worship service, we will be joined by our Revelation Youth Choir and the Custer Road Orchestra. Our Adult Chancel Choir and the Custer Road Orchestra will be joining us for the 9:45 and 11am worship services to help us celebrate this wonderful day.

    Overflow parking is available at the corner of Custer and Legacy, with shuttle busses running to Custer Road UMC throughout the morning. Child care is provided for all children pre-school aged and younger. Come celebrate with us this Easter! We look forward to seeing you!