The 27th annual Sermons a la Carte will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 22.
Worship and lunch will be held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, 127 E. Willow St. in Cherokee, each Wednesday during the six weeks of the Lenten season, beginning at noon.
The theme of the sermons this year is "Take Up Your Cross," and the speakers will examine what it means to follow Jesus.
The speaker at the February 22 service will be Pastor Ethan Sayler of Memorial Presbyterian Church, who will focus on "Humility." Servers for the February 22 lunch will be Memorial Presbyterian of Cherokee and First Presbyterian of Cleghorn.
On February 29, Pastor John Riggert of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee will focus on "Self Control," and serving will be the responsibility of Trinity Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran.
On March 7th, Pastor Pinky Person focuses on "Persistence," and serving will be by Faith in Christ Fellowship, Quimby Methodist , Washta Methodist and First United Methodist of Aurelia.
On March 14th, Pastor Magrey DeVega of St, Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, will focus on "Purity," and serving will be by St, Paul's United Methodist in Cherokee, First Baptist Church of Cherokee and Mount Olive Baptist Church.
On March 21st, Pastor Larry Ostercamp of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church will focus on "Peace and Patience," and serving will be by Meriden Evangelical Free Church, Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, and First Church of Christ.
THis season's final Sermon a la Carte, on March 28th, will be delivered by Father Armand Bertrand of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, who will focus on "Sacrifice," and Immaculate Conception will be serving.
The Sermons a la Carte service begins at 12:05 p.m. and lasts until 12:30. Lunch, at a cost of $3, begins at 12:30.
Ecumenical giving this year will be divided among the following : Cherokee County Work Services, C.A.P. Food Pantry, CAASA, Mid-Sioux, Hospice, and CCMA.