Ash Wednesday Service 2021

February 19, 2021 | Uncategorized

King Street Church shared in an Ash Wednesday service on February 17, at 6:00 pm.  If you missed it, the video is below.  Scroll below the video for information on what Lent means and links to Lenten devotionals.

 

Devotional for Lent

It is our prayer 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. We are offering Lenten devotionals to use over the next 40 days. Pick up printed booklets in the lobbies or visit HERE for email and text options.

 

What is Lent?

Lent is a Christian tradition in the season before Easter.  The 40 days are set aside to repent, confess, praise the Lord, engage in spiritual practices such as fasting and giving, and spend more time in Scripture and prayer.  Think of it as a spring cleaning for the heart– we throw open the curtains, let in the Light, purge trash and clutter, and refill the space with the things of God.

Lent is inspired by the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness when He was tempted by Satan.  The tradition also honors the example of many biblical saints — David, Daniel, Esther, Paul (and Jesus!) — who cried out to God with brokenness, fasting, and prayer.

Joel 2:12-14:
“Even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.
Rend your heart and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love…”

Modern-day believers may be most familiar with the celebration of Easter: new clothes, a special church service, a big meal, baskets of candy and colorful eggs.  But it is participation in Lent that is often more spiritually impactful. It is during Lent that we face the sin that sent Jesus to the cross.  It is during Lent that we attempt to understand His suffering and enter into it.  It is during Lent that we repent, express our devotion through sacrifice and worship, and renew our walk with Him.  And THEN the celebration of Easter Sunday is all the more powerful!

It is our prayer at King Street Church that as we journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter, we will be reminded of our broken humanity even as we anticipate Christ’s victory over sin and death!  You will see that we will offer many different ways to experience Easter, and that journey begins with Ash Wednesday.

 

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