The season of Lent is a spiritual preparation for the celebration of Easter by simple living, fasting, worship, prayer and reflection. We realign our hearts to greater dependence on Jesus. The journey begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020) and culminates at Easter (April 11, 2020). We remember the times of wilderness and wandering: for Israel as newly freed slaves; and Jesus when He was tempted. We draw inspiration from Matthew 4:1-11, when Jesus prayed and fasted in the wilderness before beginning His ministry.
Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are called to walk a different path - one of humility, justice and peace. Our lives can get so full we hardly have time for God. For 40 days, except on Sundays, we fast or give up something and replace it with a practice that brings us closer to God. We say no to ourselves in order to say yes to Jesus. The goal is to create intentional space for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to breakthrough in our lives. We have created a Lent Journey card with daily suggestions on ways to connect with God during this beautiful season.
We look forward to walking this journey with you and believe this Lent experience will bring a more powerful Easter.
The Lent season starts with the use of ashes. Why ashes? Come and learn the significance of this symbol. Join us at one of the Ash Wednesday services listed below.
: Ash Wednesday services
: Wed, Feb 26 at 12p & 6p
: Mariners Church Worship Center
: Childcare is available during services. Click this link
to register your child.