Lent Experience 2022

What exactly is Lent? And why do we practice it?

Different religious traditions observe Lent in different ways. But essentially, Lent is a 40-day observance leading to Holy Week and Easter. The 40 days correspond to Jesus’ time fasting in the wilderness prior to the beginning of His earthly ministry.

The purpose of participating and engaging in this time of preparation is to come closer to Jesus. As Christians, we can also use Lent to prepare and anticipate what God is going to do in our lives. Lent is not just a season of giving something up, but it is really a season of focus – focusing our attention and being intentional about the work of God in our lives. Lent is a time to press in to some intentional practices and listen for where God is leading and what He is doing in your heart.

You can pick up a Lenten Experience Guide on Sunday mornings, or print your own.

If you would rather engage digitally, you're in the right place!

The Practices

There are several different options for engaging with the parables. 

Each practice can be used intentionally to bring you into the presence of God. You can use a different practice each day, a couple throughout the week, or just one.

Additional Resources

On the Blog...

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I AM: The Gate

Hello church, Very glad you are with us for week three of our Lenten journey. If you would like to share how it’s been going for you, please do!  If you are just joining us or are wondering what Lent is all about, scroll to the bottom of this email. I AM We are studying the 7 statements Jesus makes in…

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I AM: The Light of the World

Welcome to week two of our Lenten journey. I am praying for you as you continue your heart’s preparation. If you are just joining us or are wondering what Lent is all about, scroll to the bottom of this email. I AM We are studying the 7 statements Jesus makes in John beginning with this phrase – ‘I am’. The…

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I AM: The Bread of Life

What is Lent? The season of Lent is the 40 days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection three days later and a time to prepare our hearts. This season has been observed by Christians all over the world for over 1,000 years. The purpose of participating and engaging in this time of preparation is to come…

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Reflections on the Eucharist

In the main hallway of our house hangs a print of a painting by a Ukrainian artist named Ivanka Demchuck. It’s titled “The Road to Emmaus”, and it characterizes a scene from the story of its namesake. Nearing the very end of the Gospel of Luke, two disciples were walking together on the road to Emmaus when Jesus Himself approached…

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The Practice of Visio Divina

For those who have never tried anything like this before, we want to help walk you through the practice of Visio Divina.

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The Practice of Parable Reading

Experiencing the words of Jesus in the fashion that He spoke them and discussing with others can show us things we haven’t seen before.

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Should I Fast During Lent?

A few thoughts and ideas to help you in your decision making about fasting during Lent.

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Why Parables?

Why are we focusing on the parables of Jesus during this season of Lent?

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How Do I Engage With My Kids During Lent?

10 ways to engage with your kids during the season of Lent!

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