By the fourth century the Western church had determined that the Lenten period of fasting and renewal should correspond to Christ’s forty-day fast in the wilderness(Matthew 4). At one time Lent was primarily viewed as a period during which converts prepared for baptism on Easter Sunday, but later the season became a time of prayer, fasting, self- examination, and repentance for all Christians. As a community, we are called to renew our commitments and faith as we continually acknowledge our need of God’s transforming presence with us. You are invited to join us on this 40 day journey - the observance of Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. Below you will find the various services we are hosting throughout Lent.
ASH WEDNESDAY | March 1
Ash Wednesday begins the church season of Lent. It allows time for us to remember our own impermanence, and in doing so, to long for the God who defeated death in Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us in worship and receiving ashes. Services at 6pm and 7:30pm at 231 Ainslie.
Please arrive on time, and note that there will be childcare at the 6pm service only.
LENTEN TENT OF MEETING | march 25
Tent of Meeting is an evening of alternative worship themed around the church calendar when we sing, pray, receive the Eucharist, and allow space for God to speak. Each gathering lasts about an hour, but people are encouraged to linger as long as they like in God's presence. This Tent of Meeting will begin with a day long communal fast, broken by receiving Holy Communion together.
GOOD Friday | April 14
Good Friday marks the paradox of our faith. The community of God celebrate the funeral of God. Join us we commemorate the crucifixion of our Lord, remembering the great sufferings of Jesus for our sake. A Tenebrae service of music, Scripture, and contemplation will take place at 7pm.
Please arrive on time.
HOLY SATURDAY | April 15
More info coming soon.
EASTER SUNDAY | april 16
The resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of the Christian faith. We gather on Easter to celebrate the victorious work of Jesus over sin and death. He is risen, He is risen indeed!
April 16. Service times TBA.