- The word ‘Lent’ means spring.
- The practice dates back to around the 4th century.
- It’s a 40 day period preceding Palm Sunday (not including Sundays)
- The purpose is to intentionally reflect on the life, sacrifice, death, and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ and lead worshipers towards the celebration of Easter Sunday.
- This marks the beginning of the Lenten Season.
- Ashes are put on the forehead of the worshipers.
- In the Bible ashes are symbolic of mourning, mortality and repentance. The imposition of ashes sets the tone for the season as we consider our need for a saviour.
How We Will Lent Together
- The typical practices and hallmarks of Lent are repentance, fasting, prayer, and giving.
- We make time for these things because our desire is to draw closer to God
and follow him wholeheartedly.