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What is LENT?

February 26, 2018

 

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (Ash Wednesday) we began the season we call LENT. 

 

So what is LENT?  And why do we “Do Lent” every year? 

 

Lent is a time that calls us to take an honest look at ourselves in terms of who we are, why we are, and where we are on our journey of faith.  Lent is a time to prepare ourselves for Easter, which is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.

 

There are a couple of explanations for the word “Lent”.

Traditionally, people in the in the northern hemisphere have believed that the word “Lent” comes from the old English word “lencten”, which refers to the lengthening of days and the coming of spring. However, it may actually derive from the Latin word “lentare” which means “to bend”.  This understanding reinforces a sense of Lent as a time of preparation and transformation.  In Lent we allow ourselves to be “bent straight” as we examine our lives and allow God’s Spirit to bend us toward more Godly thoughts and actions. 

 

Lent is a period of 40 days (Sundays are not counted since Sundays are always considered “little Easters.”) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending at Sunset on Easter eve.

 

Here at Peace we are offering a variety of opportunities for worship, prayer, fellowship, and self-examination during the Lenten season.  Please join us as we make the Lenten journey together.

 

Pre-Lenten Ecumenical Communion Service

10:00 a.m. – worship with First Presbyterian of Shawano

(at Peace UCC) 

 

Lenten Opportunities at Peace

 

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018 ~ 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Imposition of ashes

No Thursday worship on March 2nd

 

Soup and Substance

(a light soup meal and conversation about the lectionary texts for the following Sunday)  Time: noon to 1:00 p.m. 

 

Thursday 2/22 ~ First Presbyterian

Thursday 3/1 ~ Peace UCC

Thursday 3/8 ~ First Presbyterian

Thursday 3/15 ~ No meeting 

Thursday 3/22 ~ Peace UCC

 

Book Study

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Sundays February 25, March 11, and March 25 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays February 22, March 8, and March 22 ~ 2:30 p.m.

[Books available through Amazon]

 

Service of Healing, Wholeness, and Hope

Tuesday, March 6th at 6:00 PM

 

Chili Dinner

Thursday, March 8, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

ALL YOU CAN EAT:  Chili, crackers, bread, cheese, beverage

Adults $7.00; Children 5-12 $4.00; 4 and under free

Pies for purchase

 

 

Holy Week 

 

Palm Sunday (March 25th)

 

Maundy Thursday ~ March 29th ~ worship AT First Presbyterian Church 7:00 p.m.

 

Good Friday ~ March 30th ~ 1:00 p.m. AT Peace UCC

 

Easter ~ April 1, 2017

 

6:30 a.m. Sunrise –Broadcast over WTCH AM960 & FM 96.5

9:00 a.m. Resurrection Celebration

Breakfast between services

 

 

 

 

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