Lent is the 40-day period of repentance and renewal which precedes Easter. (Sundays are not included in the 40 days, as each Sunday is "a little Easter.") During these 40 days we re-live in a small way the 40 days Christ spent in the wilderness following his baptism. The liturgical color for Lent is purple, signifying the penitence, humility and suffering which we choose to endure as we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice to come. This is the basis for the spiritual disciplines of almsgiving, fasting and prayer that Christians observe during the Lenten season.
Daily Lenten Prayers in your Phone and online
An old Christian tradition with a new twist... You can now opt into a text distribution of our Daily Lenten Prayers for this Lenten season. Its a simple, quick reminder sent by a text message to your mobile phone. It serves as a reminder of the season with daily readings or prayers.
In addition to the texting option, you can read the devotions on this website or subscribe to the RSS feed of the daily prayers by clicking here.
Ash Wednesday service
On Wednesday, February 13, we will mark the beginning of Lent with a service of worship, communion and the imposition of ashes at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. During the Ash Wednesday service, we come in humility with penitent spirits to begin the journey to Easter. Holy Communion is celebrated as a sign of the resurrection to come and the sign of the cross is made on all believers. Traditionally the palm branches used on Palm Sunday of the previous year are burned and the ashes used that we may "remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Weekly Wednesday Night Prayers and Class
Our Wednesday Night Lenten series beginning February 27 will be devoted to The Blood of the Lamb. A separate class for elementary children will also be offered. Join us each week as we journey through Lent together.
Holy Week worship services
Join us for Holy Week, March 24 through March 31, in our traditional Holy Week services, including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. For more details click here.