Lent 2017

Ash Wednesday Gathering, Wed. March 1st – 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 5 – Giving Up: Control
 Discussion Guide

Sunday, March 12 – Giving Up: Pride
 Discussion Guide

Sunday, March 19 – Giving Up: Entitlement
 Discussion Guide


Sunday, March 26 – Giving Up: Unforgiveness
 Discussion Guide


Sunday, April 2 – Giving Up: Overconsumption
 Discussion Guide


Sunday, April 9 (Palm Sunday) – Giving Up: Power
 Discussion Guide

Sunday, April 16 (Easter) – Giving Up: Fear

4:15 pm – Egg Hunt/Reception
5:00 pm – Worship Gathering with baptisms

What is Lent?

Lent is the 40-day season (not including Sundays) which begins on Ash Wednesday and leads up to Easter. The season finds its culmination in the events of Holy Week, as we walk with Jesus while he enters Jerusalem, celebrates a final meal with this followers, is arrested in the garden, and is crucified on a Roman cross.

The season of Lent has become a metaphor for our own journey of following Christ. Originally, the season was used to prepare people for baptism through study, spiritual disciplines, and intense preparation. Over the centuries, it has developed as an intentional season for the whole Church to grow through shared practices (especially prayer, fasting, and giving to others) and by reflecting on our humanity and sin but also the grace and forgiveness that comes through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Resources for Individuals & Families

(note: the inclusion of a link on this page does not indicate endorsement of all content contained in that link. If you have questions about a particular resource, please contact us.)

General Information about the Season of Lent

Introduction to Ash Wednesday and Lent

The Services of Holy Week (the final week of Lent/the week before Easter)

Lenten Devotional ResourcesLenten Calendar Templates

Holy Week Lego Challenge for Children
Another Lego Journey

40 Acts (actions to help you live generously during Lent)

The Daily Office (Daily Prayer)

40 Ideas for Lent

Preparing a Family for Lent

40 Ideas for 40 Days – For kids and families

Lenten Activities for Children

Lent and Easter Resources

40 Creative Ideas for Lent

Ashes to Fire

10 Lenten Traditions to Enhance Your Family’s Easter Celebration

2012 Family Study for Lent

Observing Lent in Your Family

Observing Holy Week in the Home

Make a Palm Cross

Lent and Your Family


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