Ash Wednesday service:
Wed., March 2 | 6:45 pm
Join us in-person or online on Ash Wednesday. Watch online on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. We hope this service helps you begin the season of Lent by focusing on Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, and prepares you to celebrate Resurrection Sunday.
There will be no Student Ministries (grades 6-12) that night so families can attend together. Breakout will still be held (grades 3-5) that evening.
Join us in practicing Lent
We hope you’ll join us Wednesday, March 2 at 6:45 pm for our Ash Wednesday service, which marks the beginning of Lent. Lent has been practiced by followers of Jesus in some form since the 4th century, and is a time to narrow our focus to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to turn from our sin, and trust in His atoning work on the cross.
The season of Lent lasts 40 days (excluding Sundays), between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. In those 40 days, we remember Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and temptation in the desert, and symbolically follow Him into the wilderness. It is a time for fasting and self-denial — though not for the sake of denial itself. It is a time to empty ourselves of lesser things so that we might be filled with the greater things of the gospel in anticipation of Resurrection Sunday.
We will also have two invitations for our entire church family: to fast from a common comfort or distraction, and add or increase a spiritual practice. The hope for this season is to empty ourselves of some background noise to be filled with more of the Holy Spirit. We can’t wait to see you Sunday at 8:45 or 10:45 am, in person or online! You can watch Sunday services online on Facebook or YouTube.
You can find information about Good Friday and Easter services by clicking here.
For a free printable devotional from Cross & Crown, click here.
If you’d like to receive a Lenten daily devotional via email from Gospel in Life, click here.
Tune into our current message series, The UnOrdinary Life, Jan. 30-Feb. 27, to explore spiritual disciplines. You can watch anytime on our YouTube channel. Fasting and other disciplines like Bible study, prayer and meditation on God’s Word are daily ways to bring you closer to Jesus. Check out this link to explore a list of Spiritual Disciplines identified in Rick Foster’s Celebration of Discipline.