Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God. Sunday’s arenot counted because they represent a mini-Easter.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and is often marked as a day of fasting. Lent is also a time of spiritual discipline, moderation and repentance. Ashes are applied to the forehead as a reminder. This service is somber and reflective.
Service will be at 7PM, March 6th.