Lent and Holy Week

The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days—like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call to Ninevah to repent and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. The Sundays in Lent are not counted in this reckoning of the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, as every Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

Ash WedAsh Wednesday Service, Online

February 17 ● 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance. Look for your packet of ashes in the February Lenten mailing.

 

Lenten Resources