What is the season of Lent?

The season of Lent is the 40 day period (not including Sundays) that comes right before Easter. During Lent we choose to participate in specific spiritual practices that lead us on a spiritual pilgrimage towards Easter, so that when we finally reach Easter Sunday, our celebration will be more rich and heartfelt, and full of joy!

And the 40 days of Lent is not an arbitrary number: it connects the season to the 40-year period the Israelites spent in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land, and the 40 days Jesus spent praying and fasting in the wilderness before beginning His public ministry.  Both of those Biblical references represent seasons of spiritual preparation.

We invite you to join us as we join with Christians across the globe and across history in following Jesus through this unique season. 

How to participate in Lent

Lent is a season for rethinking how we live and for letting some things go or maybe even developing some new holy habits.  It is the season for self-examination and penitence, for restoring right relationships with God and others, and for taking time to fast and pray like Jesus did.  

We may feel a new invitation in this season to grow closer to Jesus through spiritual disciplines like fasting (from certain meals, TV, coffee, alcohol, social media, or something else...), or taking on a new rhythm during this season that is not usual for you (a new prayer practice, spending time with Jesus daily, a Bible reading plan, journaling, more time in silence, or something else...).  If you're looking to add a new Bible reading practice, we recommend "Lent for Everyone" Bible Reading Plan (see below)All these things can help us rediscover what it means to live lives centred in Jesus.

Whatever you do - giving up or taking on - we invite you to share it with us using this Lent Commitment Form so that we can support and join you on your Lenten journey in prayer.

Lent Commitment FOrm

Lent For Everyone Bible Reading Plan

Lent for Everyone is a daily devotional created and written by N.T. Wright that walks through the Gospel of Matthew.  It is a free plan available on the YouVersion Bible app.  Join along with us beginning March 2 (though it's never too late to join and catch up), and invite some friends to read it with you!

And if you are not online, or are maybe giving up your phone for Lent, we will have a physical schedule of the Matthew readings for you to follow along with available at the Welcome Desk.

Lent for Everyone Reading Plan

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Christian season of Lent, a period of time to help prepare us for Jesus’ death and resurrection at Easter.

This service is open for all and will be a participatory service. We will be celebrating communion together at this service, as well as offering the opportunity to be marked with ashes.

And if you are unable to attend, you can join in with the video on Youtube.

Ash Wednesday on YouTube

Good Friday & Easter Sunday

We invite you to join us onsite or online for our Good Friday & Easter Sunday Services as we approach the cross of Christ and celebrate His victory over sin and death together.

Good Friday: Friday, April 15th | 7PM

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 17th | 9:30AM & 11:30AM  //  Livestream: 11:30AM