Lent originated in the early centuries of church history as a time of preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts until Holy Saturday, the Saturday before Easter. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, which includes both Maundy Thursday (commemorating the institution of the Lord's Supper) and Good Friday (commemorating the crucifixion of our Lord).
Reminiscent of Israel’s forty years in the wilderness and Jesus’ forty days of fasting in the wilderness, the Lenten season, not counting Sundays, lasts forty days. Sundays are not included because the Lord’s Day, according to church tradition, is never a fast day but always a feast day, a celebration of the resurrection.
This year we have created a number of free lenten resources for you to use & we have planned a number of lenten services. Our hope with all these is that they help you more fully engage this Lenten season & that they take you to a deeper understanding, appreciation, & experience of the story of God.
Scroll down to download any of our free lenten resources & to see all our lenten services.