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LENT A SEASON OF PREPARATION
Lent is a period of forty days that Christians observe every year just before Easter, typically from late February to early April. The Lenten season begins on a day known as Ash Wednesday (about six weeks before Easter) and continues until Easter Sunday, not counting the Sundays in between, as they are still considered days of celebration.
The word “lent” comes from a Saxon word that meant “length.” It originally referred to the springtime season in the Northern Hemisphere when the days were lengthening and signs of new life were appearing.
Lent is meant to be a time of reflection and repentance before the celebrations of Holy Week. For centuries, Christians have commemorated Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and his subsequent resurrection from the grave on Easter Sunday.
Christians believe that Jesus’ death on the cross provides forgiveness of the sins of anyone who asks for it. And Jesus’ victory over death gives anyone who believes in him a joyful hope for a new life and a restored relationship with God.
Thus, early Christians developed the season of Lent as a time of preparation in order to experience the full meaning of Good Friday and Easter Sunday every year. Lent invites people of faith to make their hearts ready to remember Jesus’ death, commemorate his sacrifice, and celebrate his resurrection.
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The vision of our church is to create a place where the relentless teaching of God’s Word is embraced by all people. A place where worship would be a celebration of freedom. A place where people feel connection and move from acquaintances to deep friendships. A place where people are equipped to maximize their potential. A place where the hurting, depressed, frustrated, and confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement. A place where the Great Commandment and the Great Commission come alive through acts of service and love. A place where love works. As people grow through the power of Jesus Christ, we as a body will grow in wisdom and knowledge, gain truth and understanding from the word of God and give ourselves as a living sacrifice unto God.