Dear Church Family,
The season of Lent is the time of spiritual preparation between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week/Easter. In recent years Presbyterian churches have begun to place more emphasis on these weeks leading up to Easter, the time we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. As you will see in the Gospel of Luke we are studying, there comes a moment in the story when Jesus sets his face to Jerusalem - the place where he will be arrested, put on trial and sentenced to die on the cross. Lent is an opportunity for us to travel with Jesus as he moves towards the events of Holy Week (Palm Sunday, when he enters Jerusalem on a donkey; Maundy Thursday, when he washes his disciples feet and shares the Lord's Supper; and Good Friday when he dies on the cross). Traditionally Lent has been a time when Christians are invited to "give something up" like desserts, soda or something else as a way of denying ourselves. I have found it helpful to see this time as an opportunity to "take on" some practices such as meditation/prayer, doing daily acts of kindness, and/or studying a book together.
We hope that you will consider joining our church family for our 2021 Lenten journey. With all that's happening in the world, it's more important than ever to anticipate the hope and renewal that awaits all Christians who believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Listed below, you will find the most current and updated information for our practices.
Rev. Michael Poulos, Pastor
Ash Wednesday, February 17th