What is Lent?

 

Lent is a period of 40 days (excluding Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter. It’s a season of preparation, repentance, and renewal culminating in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

For us as followers of Jesus, it’s a time to perform, deepen, and renew the faith practices and rituals that we strive to live out every day of the year. In particular, Lent is a time to:

 

·       Pray & Grow—commit yourself to a new prayer or faith formation practice that will deepen your connection to God;

·       Fast—choose to “give up” something during Lent that will yield more time, money, or space in your life to give to God and others; and

·       Serve—find a way to love your neighbors that spreads the love of Jesus.

 

In our guide, you will find some suggestions for different practices that you might consider taking on during Lent. These lists are by no means exhaustive, but they’ll give you some guidance to get started. Ultimately, there are no “Presbyterian requirements” for Lent. Instead, think of Lent as a season to recommit your life to God. And if you decide to take on a Lenten practice or two, ask yourself one simple question: Will this practice help me to love God and love my neighbors more deeply?

Preparing for New Life: Lenten E-Devotions
Throughout Lent, members of our congregation will offer daily devotions that connect scripture, personal reflection, and prayer. You are invited to write and/or receive these daily devotions. If you’d like to volunteer to write one, you can sign up here or contact Pastor Ryan. If you’d like to receive the daily devotions by email during Lent, you can sign up here or in the church office.

Living Holy Week

Sunday, April 14, 11-11:45am, Fellowship Hall
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. As we remember the last week of Jesus’ life and wait for Easter, we invite you to re-live Holy Week. We will gather immediately after worship in Fellowship Hall on April 14 to witness live, interactive scenes of Holy Week. Kids get a front row seat!