Mt. View Hosts Lenten Season with Dramatic Retellings, Live Painting, Music
Saturday night, March 23, 7 p.m., Mountain View Presbyterian Church hosts Dr. Dick Stenbakken in a live, dramatic first person re-telling of the story of Christ's betrayal from the perspective of Judas. Meet Judas as he walks down the path of self-deception and his name turns from one of blessing to a curse. Following Saturday evening's portrayal, the church will host a dessert buffet, with time to meet and ask questions of Dr. Stenbakken, who has presented at Pentagon Prayer Breakfasts and around the globe. The event is free, and all are welcome.
Photo of Dick Stenbakken by Erik Stenbakken
The next morning, Palm Sunday, at 8:30 AM and at 11 AM, actor/researcher Dr. Stenbakken will reenact the story of the Roman Centurion Longinus and how Jesus changed his life forever. In addition to the Centurion's story, at the 11 AM service, the children of Mountain View will portray the triumphal entry into Jerusalem with singing and waving palm branches, accompanied by the Highland Ringers playing the bell choir composition "A Grand Celebration, " under the direction of Susan Chapman.
On Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7 PM, Loveland artist Scott Freeman will paint the "Parable of the Mustard Seed." Freeman's dramatic live painting performance, which has touched hundreds, traces the stages of a man from rebellion to rebirth. The live painting will be followed by a time of reflection and Communion. The finished painting will be available afterwards for viewing.
Painter Scott Freeman, Photo by Alanna Brake
On Friday, March 29 at 7 PM, Dr. Tamra Keller, music director/composer, and Mountain View's Westminster Choir will lead "At the Foot of the Cross," a Good Friday Tenebrae service of scripture, reflection, and music.
Mountain View Presbyterian is located at 2500 N. Garfield Avenue, with parking available on the north side of the church and along 25th Street. More information about Dr. Stenbakken’s biblical portrayals and Scott Freeman's live painting performances, as well as Mt. View’s upcoming Lenten and Easter celebration events, is available on the church’s website: www.mymvpc.com or call the church office. For more information on Dr. Stenbakken’s dramatic retellings, view his website: www.biblefaces.com. For a sample of Scott Freeman's live painting performance, go to www.bigpicturepainter.com .
Summer 2012 Recap
Easter Sunday Morning Worship Schedule
Contemporary Worship - 8:30 a.m.
(Includes Children's Church)
Traditional Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Easter Morning Community Breakfast
Sunday March 31 from 8:00 -11:30 in the Fellowship Hall
Invite friends, family to join us for breakfast. Breakfast will be served starting at a little before 8:00 a.m. We will be serving breakfast until 11:30 so that a you can have breakfast, before, after or in the middle of worship times. Just like last year, we will ask for food contributions on certain weeks so that we can serve everyone who attends and then help our local food banks as well as Community Kitchen. Please sign up and bring a friend to make this better than last year.