The Link: February 2024

Monthly News from Washington Park United Methodist Church
From Your Pastor

Hello Katie,

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (this year, 2/14) and lasts for forty days, not including Sundays, to conclude on Easter Sunday. The Lenten season is often a time of centering and remembering Jesus’ life and journey to the cross. 


This year, our sermon series will give us a fresh perspective on Jesus’ story as we look through the eyes of one of Jesus’ most enthusiastic disciples: Peter. With the sermon series, Wandering Hearts, created by A Sanctified Art, we will “see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out – just like us.”


As we become companions with Peter along this journey, we have the opportunity to practice our faith in a new way. Lent has long been a season where people either give something up or pick up a new practice.


WPUMC offers a variety of practices for you to pick up this Lenten season. You can join our Lenten study, Taize Services, mission engagement projects, and meaningful worship services. Additionally, this year, we are offering Daily Devotional emails to be delivered every day to your inbox to help you pick up the practices of centering, reflection and prayer. To sign up to receive these emails through the second week of Easter, sign up here:


I pray that your Lenten season is filled with growth and comfort as we grow in our common humanity and spirituality together.


Grace and peace,

Rev. Sandi

February Worship

Sunday services can be viewed live at 9:30am on Facebook AND YouTube, or afterwards with the links found on the website and weekly newsletter.

Click here to view our worship on YouTube.


February 11th

   I See You: Diverse People, One Voice

Revelation 7:9-17


Ash Wednesday – February 14th

5:30pm – Pancake Supper in South Parlor

  6:30pm – Service in Sanctuary


February 18th

A Wandering Heart: Jesus sought me

Psalm 25: 1-10; Luke 5: 1-11


  February 25th

A Wandering Heart: rescue me from danger

  Psalm 22: 23-31; Matthew 14: 22-33


Lenten Daily Devotional Emails


Sign up here to receive daily devotional emails during the season of Lent through the second week of Easter.

Lenten Study – Wandering Heart

Join us on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6:16pm for a time of study and prayer on the following dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.

Our Lenten study this year will follow the devotional guide that

accompanies our sermon series through A Sanctified Art.

All materials will be provided for this class.

To register for the Lenten study, please email

Children's Ministry

We are excited to announce this summer's Vacation Bible School information. There is always a party here during VBS week, but to make sure of that, our theme is Start the Party!!! We will be hosting VBS June 17-21, 9:00 -11:30 AM. Online registration will begin March 1st. The form can be found on the church website If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please reach out to me at


February 04 Richard Evans

February 06 Tina Heinert

February 07 Jack Edgar

February 12 Lindsey Owings Zeman

February 14 Charlotte Scarbrough

February 15 Andrew Salis

February 17 Leslie Johnson

February 17 Bill Wieder

February 18 Maggie Eronimous

February 19 Colton Nance

February 20 MaryKay Casey

February 21 Destiny Nelson

February 21 Laurie Ross

February 21 Mason Shermer

February 23 Mira Kapadia

February 25 Miles Justice

February 25 Braden Smith

Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers 2024

If you’d like to sponsor Sunday morning altar flowers in honor of an occasion or in memory of someone, please sign up for a date below. The arrangements cost $45 ($35 for seniors) and you can take them home or give them away after service. We just ask that you return the vases to the Tea Kitchen so that we can reuse them. Make checks out to WPUMC and put altar flowers in the memo line or pay via Venmo @Michelle-Hoskins-17.

Please enter the occasion or person to be honored in the My Comment field after you click Sign Up.

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