from dust to dust.
Welcome to Lent at First Church.
What is Lent? Lent is the 40 days that lead up to Easter (not counting Sundays). During this time, Christians may partake in the ancient practice of self-reflection, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Starting with Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that from dust we have come, and to dust we will return. We are to repent and believe the good news. Our journey culminates during the week before Easter, or Holy Week, where we first remember Christ's entrance to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, then share in a "new commandment" given by Jesus at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday, we share in a remembrance of the suffering that Christ felt during his crucifixion. Holy Saturday is a time for us to recall God's saving love for us through the eternal story of salvation. Finally we arrive at Easter, where we celebrate the joyous resurrection of Christ from the dead and our resurrection to eternal life in Jesus Christ.
At First Church, we share in the spirit of Lent in our worship, through Bible studies, fellowship groups, and a special Sunday night program called "Praying our way through Lent." We would love to have your presence with us as we move through the journey of Lent.