Join us for Lent!
What is “Lent”?
Lent is a season of the Church Year that lasts six weeks. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the day before Easter Sunday. During these six weeks we look forward to Good Friday, the day our Lord died on the cross to pay for our sins, and to Easter Sunday, the day He rose from the dead to prove it!
Why do we celebrate Lent for 40 days?
Lent is a time when we are reminded of what Jesus gave up for us, and a time when we look forward to and prepare for His death and resurrection! During these 40 days, we remember God’s faithfulness to His people and how His faithfulness is complete in Jesus, our Savior. Jesus remains faithful to us, always.
Mid-Week Lenten Worship Services
Every Wednesday from March 2nd (Ash Wednesday) to April 6th we will have services at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm. After Ash Wednesday, only the 10:30 am service will be live streamed as the services will be identical in form. You can watch the service video live at 10:30 am or any time after the service concludes.
You may see something strange happening in church on Ash Wednesday. You’ll see your family and friends go forward to receive the sign of the cross on their foreheads. The strange part about all of this is that it will be done with the ashes from last year’s Palm Sunday palm branches.
Why do we do this?
Usually when someone gets dirty they know they need water to get clean. The ashes that are put on our foreheads remind us that in sin we are dirty and need to be cleaned. It also helps us to remember the first time the sign of the cross was made on us at our Baptism. In the waters of Baptism, we are cleaned and the dirt of sin is washed away. Ash Wednesday helps to remind us of this.
ASHES AT HOME – If you cannot make it to one of our Ash Wednesday services but are planning on participating at home, there are ashes in the office that you can come and pick up.