Lenten Lunch Series
March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018
Ash Wednesday is February 14th.
We will participate with several other churches in a Lenten Lunch series every Wednesday from February 14th to March 28th.
The first serving of lunch will start at 12 Noon, followed by a brief service at 12:25 p.m.
A second serving of lunch will begin at 1:00 pm. The schedule is as follows:
St. Mark UMC – Rivers Street Campus
Main Street UMC
What is Lent and why does it last forty days?
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection. – from the UMC website.