What is Lent?
Lent is meant to be a time of repentance. These 40 days are set aside to praise the Lord, offer expressions of worship (which may include spiritual practices such as fasting and giving); to read the Bible more, and to pray more often. Christians who observe Lent correctly anticipate deeper intimacy with the Lord.
Jesus sacrificed Himself on Good Friday to bear the punishment for all our wrongdoings and offer us forgiveness. He was raised from the dead on Easter Sunday to give us an opportunity to have a relationship with God for eternity.
Investing time to participate in Lent can make Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter even more meaningful in our hearts. It is our prayer for King Street Church that as we journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter, we will be reminded of our broken humanity, and also anticipate Christ’s victory over sin and death!
How can we participate in Lent?
Here at King Street Church, we offer a few ways to recognize the Lenten season, beginning with our Ash Wednesday service.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE:
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, when we prepare our hearts for Easter. On Wednesday, February 22, we will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. We will share in music, prayers, confessions, a meditation by Pastor Jay Brown and the imposition of ashes. Please pick up a printed program guide as you enter the Sanctuary.
For those unable to attend in-person, we plan to record the meditation and that will be made available for you to watch later under the The Hub tab of our website.
We are offering Lenten devotionals to use over the next 40 days. Pick up a printed booklet (just one, please) in the church lobbies starting February 19. As well, we will offer digital options for Michael Hoy’s “Amazing Grace: Devotions for Lent” which ties the words of the beloved song (and the history surrounding it) to our lives today and to the lives of those in the Bible who experienced the amazing grace of God revealed most profoundly in the salvation of Jesus.
Text “lent” to (717) 401-7777 to receive daily devotionals to your phone.
“… for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:19