FUMC presents Lent series
First United Methodist Church of Orange will present a drama series for the five Sundays of Lent. Worship services begin Feb. 22 and will be held in the Slade Chapel on Elm St., between 5th and 6th Streets.
The chapel will be transformed into a courtroom. There will be two services each week; one at 9:00 am with contemporary music and the other at 11:00 am with traditional music.
The author, Wm. Clayton McCord writes: “The goal of the People vs Judas Iscariot is based upon the Ash Wednesday reading of Joel 2:13: ‘Return to the Lord, our God, for God is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.'”
The series is guided by three objectives: 1) to revisit the passion narrative, hearing details through key witnesses in ways we might not have considered before; 2) to prompt reflection upon out own need for forgiveness and 3) to focus n the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and his suffering for the sins of the world.