Then Jesus said to them all, “If anyone wants to follow Me, he must give up himself and his own desires. He must take up his cross every day and follow Me" (Luke 9:23).

The early Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church that before the Easter celebration there should be a forty-day season of spiritual preparation.

Therefore, I call upon the Kemble Church family, friends, and constituents to join The Lenten Challenge:

The Lenten Challenge 2018

Lent is a time for going more deeply into Christian discipleship. It is a season for increased devotion to Christ that lends itself to worship, prayer, study, and introspection. Something is just not right if Christian people are not in church and engaged in Christian discipleship during Lent.

I am issuing a Lent Challenge to all Kemble Church members, friends, and constituents to participate in daily scripture reading, weekly Bible Study and worship, and giving to the poor during Lent.

Instead of giving up sweets, I invite you to take up the daily reading of Scripture, involvement in a weekly Lenten Study, and participation in weekly worship. By infusing your life with the reading of God's Holy Word, the Lenten Study, and participation in weekly worship, you can really honor Christ and seek a deeper faith experience this Lent.

I invite all Kemble Church members, friends, and constituents to a deepening of our relationship with Christ over the six weeks of Lent.

Scripture Reading - 40 Days In the Gospel Of Jesus Christ

  1. Daily call-ins begin Ash Wednesday, February 14 through Saturday, March 31, 6 am - 6:30 a.m.
  2. Dial-in Number: 515-739-1038
  3. Access Code: 503009, followed by the # key

Lenten Study – Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly

Beginning February 21, 7:00 p.m.

Holy Angels Parish/St Patrick Lower Church

Sunday Worship Services

Kemble Church Sanctuary

Sundays: 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

A Gift for the Poor

I encourage as many as are able to give an offering to support the Neighborhood Center in Camden and the Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry.


Pray for your personal Lenten Journey. Pray for the needs of our global community, our country, your local community, the Church and your family. Pray also about your Lenten offering to the Neighborhood Center in Camden and the Food Pantry in Woodbury.

Our personal devotion, prayers, and our support for the poor will make a tremendous difference in our lives and in the lives of people locally, nationally, and around the world.

Every Blessing,

Pastor Mike