Observing Lent

The season of Lent began on Wednesday, February 26 with our Ash Wednesday service. Lent is the period of 40 days in which we examine our spiritual lives, repent, pray and fast. Some people choose something to “give up for Lent,” which can be food, but may also be some activity. Pope Francis suggests this year (among other things) that “Lent is the right time to make room for the Word of God. It is the time to turn off the television and open the Bible. It is the time to disconnect from your cell phone and connect to the Gospel.” Some people choose to add a religious practice during Lent, such as a commitment to daily study or prayer.

Please join us for our church-wide Lenten observances:

  • Each Sunday after worship we join together in Perea Hall for a simple soup and bread lunch. There is no charge, but you may choose to donate what you would have spent on lunch to benefit the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
  • Each Sunday at 9:30 before worship, we are discussing Anne Tyler’s novel Saint Maybe in the East Wing. If you would like to purchase a book, please contact Richard Lindeborg.
  • We offer the Deep and Wide contemplative service at 5:15 pm in the Old Town Mission Community Center at 301 Socorro on the second and fourth Tuesdays. During Lent, the dates are March 10 and March 24

However you choose to observe the Lenten season, we hope you make it a time of increased commitment to following Jesus.