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STATE COLLEGE — 2020 Earth Hour Prayer and Readings
March 4 @ 6:00 PM - April 8 @ 7:30 PMFree
PA IPL member congregation Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting supper followed by the Holden Prayer Service each Wednesday evening during Lent. This year, they will be including Earth Hour or prayer in each service. People of all faiths are welcome to join in, knowing that the service will be a Christian Lenten service.
The Lenten suppers will take place in fellowship hall starting at 6 PM. The Holden Prayer Service follows at 7 PM and will conclude each Wednesday evening by 7:30 PM.
This year, Trinity Lutheran will be observing Earth “Hour” across Lent with a Gospel meditation followed by an Earth Hour meditation taken from the ELCA Care of Creation statement during each of the six Wednesday Lenten prayer services.
Their invitation generously states “any PA IPL folks who would like to attend are most welcome to come for one of Pastor Ron’s Lenten suppers at 6 PM and then stay for the Holden Prayer Service at 7 PM.” (Pastor Ron ministers from the kitchen as well as he does from the pulpit!)
Earth Hour started in 2007 as a simple observance of turning the lights off for an hour to show awareness of the negative effects human activities are having on our planet.
The lights-out celebration officially happens from 8:30 to 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 28 this year, but lots of small observances take place at various locations during the weeks immediately before and after the formal date and time.