Join us for Ash Wednesday worship and the beginning of the season of Lent on Wednesday, February 26, at 7 PM. Ash Wednesday worship will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. It is
The season of Lent is a 40 day period (excluding Sundays) leading up to the celebration of Easter. This time is marked
Many Christians will use this season to practice the biblical discipline of fasting. This is to set aside food for a period of time and to focus on our hunger for God. Fasting is setting aside one thing (namely food) to experience something greater. It is to say I need God more than I need food. Through fasting, we experience greater closeness and intimacy with our Creator and Savior. Instead of eating lunch, you might consider using that time to feast upon God’s Word. In the words of Jesus:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”Matthew 4:4, ESV
The practice of “giving something up” for Lent comes from the spiritual discipline of fasting. Pastor Phil has written a book called the 40 Things to Give up for Lent and Beyond. It is a devotion book to be used during this season. It looks at things that are truly worth giving up rather than the superficial things that people often give up during the season. Many of these things listed in the book are not just things to give up for Lent, but for the rest of your life.