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.1
During Lent, we will observe Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday, and Easter as a congregation. For the health and safety of everyone, as of right now, all services will be virtual this year and more details are available on the church calendar. You are invited to a drive-through imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday. Everyone will receive a Lenten devotional and families will also receive materials from Family Ministries to help guide you during Lent. An Ash Wednesday service will be on-line only that evening.
Another traditional opportunity that will look a little different this year are Lenten Studies, which will take place via Zoom. You can find out all the details and how to register at the link above.