The Theme of Lent is Lent.
When we were planning our program for this year, we heard from many folks who were new to the Church or new to the church calendar asking “what is Lent about? What’s it for?” That made us think: what if the theme of Lent is…Lent?
In the Ash Wednesday liturgy, we are invited to an intentional season of prayer, reading and meditating on God’s holy Word, self-examination and repentance, fasting, and self-denial. In his Gospel teaching, Jesus also reminds his followers of the importance of giving alms and sharing with others. This focused season re-centers our lives around our relationship with God and reminds us what this Church thing is all about.
We hope this brochure will give you a starting point for wondering how God might be calling you into this season. It’s been a few years since we’ve had a “normal” Lent, so we’re all learning all over again what it means. Let the Spirit guide you.