Preparing for Lent

“No act of virtue can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others. So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh continually, if you do no good to others, you do nothing great.” ― John Chrysostom, Early Church Father

The season of Lent is quickly approaching. During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving to others, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season.

Although we will not gather for Ash Wednesday, we will begin our observation as a community on Sunday, February 11. Over this 40-day period, we will begin worship with a Lent focus. The focus will center on a key object from the narrative leading Jesus to the cross.

We invite you to join us in worship, as well as consider engaging this season as a time of discipline, fasting, and service.