Christians observe Lent for 40 days (excluding Sundays) in order to examine their spiritual condition and to deepen their relationship with God. Lent, originally was a time to prepare new converts for baptism on the day before Easter. They were taught the gospel message and the Lord’s Prayer. They prayed, fasted, and did penance. Eventually, Lent became a time of reflection and self-examination for all Christians.
Christians today use the season of Lent for repentance, prayer, and self-denial, for meditation on the life and death of Jesus, and for giving to others, especially to those who suffer and are in need. Christians often use this time to “give up” or “take on” something in their life, believing that the absence or presence of what they have chosen will draw them closer to God.
Use this Lenten season to become closer to Christ.
Upcoming Lenten Events
March 1 6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Service
April 9 Palm Sunday
April 13 6:30 pm Maundy Thursday Service
April 14 6:30 pm Good Friday Service
April 16 Easter Sunday