Today and every Wednesday during Lent, we have a Lenten supper at 5:30pm followed by a Mid-Week Lenten Service at 6:30pm. The theme of this year’s series of Mid-Week Lenten Services is “Journeys,” and a different historical figure from the Bible who journeyed will be highlighted each week. Pastor Beth Bateson kicked off our “Journeys” series with a role play of “Naomi” from the Old Testament on 13 March followed by “The Woman at the Well” on 20 March, both of whom were each on their own unique journey. Pastor Bateson returns on 10 April for a role play of the Wife of Simon of Cyrene. Pastor Bob Lutz is leading a two-part series tonight and next week on “Reading the Map” as part of our Lenten “Journeying” series.
The season of Lent is a 40-day journey Christian churches embark on ending with Easter. Lent is the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter, the holiest day of the year that marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The period is marked by solemnity and contemplation. Christians also often fast or sacrifice things during this time in preparation for Easter.