Join us for Living Lent, each service in this series focuses on a word to consider while living Lent as Easter people. The Ash Wednesday service in the series is based on the word PONDER and reminds us that Lent is a time to ponder our relationship with God and with one another and to discover the love of God seen in the cross and empty tomb.

 

Week 1: PURPOSE Luke 19:1-10 • This season is a time to find God’s purpose for our lives, fulfilled in our

redemption by Jesus, who seeks and saves the lost and give us new life.

 

Week 2: PEOPLE • John 10:14-18 • We are called to be among people in this world. People matter to God; he

sent Jesus to save them. People should matter to us; we are sent to love them.

 

Week 3: PROCLAIM • 1 Peter 2:9-10 • To proclaim the story of Christ is to paint a picture of the God who

seeks and embraces us. Our proclamation of the Savior brings faith to life.

 

Week 4: PRAISE • Psalm 34:1-10 • Even in the midst of sorrow, we are called to celebrate the love of God

and the joy that can be found only in Christ crucified, who reigns in glory now.

 

Week 5: PAIN • Luke 23:26-38 • The pain of rejection and the pain of a father when a son leaves are

juxtaposed against the reckless love of God revealed in Jesus, who wipes every tear from our eyes.

 

Make time in your schedules for worship this holy season 

LIVING LENT: As People of the Resurrection

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts 40-days (not including Sundays). Christians have observed this season of the church year since the 4th century. During this period, Christians reevaluate their spiritual lives. It's a time for us to have a spiritual check-up and to strive to live the Christian life more faithfully and more intentionally. Lent is a season of repentance/change/renewal.

 

During Lent, some Christian give up something to remind them of Jesus’ great love and sacrifice.  Other Christians do something extra for their spiritual growth, this includes additional opportunities for worship, prayer, offering, and community.  

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