What is Lent… Who is it for?
Wednesday, February 14, Christians around the world begin their observance of the season of Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting until Easter Sunday, the Lenten season is 40 days (excluding Sundays). This echoes the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness at the beginning of his ministry.
What is Lent…
Many people have the idea that Lent is only about giving things up. For many people, these 40 days are about depriving ourselves of things we enjoy… in other words, they think Lent is all about misery. This sacred season is so much more than that!
Lent is a season of renewal!
The word “Lent” comes from an Old English word that means “spring season.”
Many of us do a spring cleaning of our homes.
We can think of Lent as a spring cleaning for our souls.
Yes, many Christians practice some form of self-denial… but they do so in order to become closer to Jesus. We give things up that take us away from Jesus to make more room for those things that bring us closer to Jesus. So if I watch too much television, I might give up TV to make more time for prayer, or serving others in need, or even quality time with my family. Or, I might give up activities on Sunday mornings that keep me from attending church on Sunday mornings.
Lent is about spring cleaning for my soul… it’s about making room for Jesus in my life.
Who is Lent for?
Lent is for everyone who longs for renewal in our hearts and minds…
Lent is for all who want to focus on how we can be better followers of Jesus.
Join us at WCC for these Sundays leading up to our Easter Celebration!
Together we will prepare ourselves to fully celebrate Easter Sunday!
February 18, 2018
Sunday School... 9:30 A.M.
Worship Service 10:30 A. M.
We will have meaningful worship...
Josh Lee will be leading our worship music.
Pastor Tracy will give biblical suggestions
about renewing our thoughts and minds!"
Childcare provided for all service times for Pre-k and under