Lent is a traditional season of penitence, lasting for the forty days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday. During this season, we worship, study, and repent as we prepare for Easter. The season ends with Holy Week. You can find information about Holy Week here.
Ash Wednesday: Ashes to Go
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is traditional to worship on this day and to have ashes placed on the forehead while hearing the words, “Repent and believe the good news” or “Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return” or something similar.
We recognize that not everyone can get to church on Wednesday night. So, weather permitting, Pastor Chris will be available in the church parking lot for anyone who would like to drive through our entry are and receive ashes.
Ash Wednesday: Worship
On Ash Wednesday, we will join our friends and neighbors at the DeWitt United Methodist Church for a soup supper, worship, and the imposition of ashes.
Sundays During Lent
Sundays during Lent follow our regular Sunday schedule.
Wednesdays During Lent
During Lent, we’ll be reading selections from Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race.
From the Amazon page: Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair, and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?
Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem… and the beginning of Holy Week. Join us for worship as we raise palm branches and shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”