Lent is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14 this year) and ending on the day before Easter (April 1). Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for Easter, the 40 days representing the time Jesus spent in the wilderness enduring temptation and preparing to begin his ministry. During Lent, we symbolically and spiritually enter the wilderness with Christ to prepare ourselves for the resurrection of Easter.
This year we will spend the 40 days (plus 6 Sundays) of Lent “Getting Into Rhythm,” getting into God’s rhythm, more specifically. We’ll plug into God’s rhythm for our world and for us.
Nels Anderson from the Drum Bus will help us kick off our Lenten them of “Getting Into Rhythm” when he brings his 60-plus instruments to our all-ages worship service on Sunday, Feb. 18. Adults and kids alike will use drums to build our confidence, creativity and community!
Ash Wednesday services will be held at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the church. We’ll shed our burdens by writing them on paper and burn it, places the ashes on our foreheads as a sign of our humility and repentance.