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. Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.  
Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
Ash Wednesday Schedule
February 17, 2020
Due to the severe weather there will NOT be the Imposition of Ashes or the Ash Wednesday service.
Saturday, February 20th from 1:00-2:30, come by the church to pick up a Lenten bag.  In it you’ll find a devotional booklet along with suggestions how to make Lent more meaningful to you and your family.  There are also Lenten bags for your children.
Sunday, February 21, the 10:45 service will be the Ash Wednesday service.  Join us on our Facebook page or on Youtube.
Are your children ready to learn more about Lent?  The link below has many ideas and activities that will help them understand what Lent and Easter is all about.