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Lent 2019

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Lent is the 40 day season that precedes and prepares us for Easter. Since the 4th century AD, it has existed in common Christian practice as a time to think seriously about who Jesus is and how to live in response to Him. Looking towards Christ's death and resurrection, we ask ourselves if we are dying to the things He has called us to die to in order that we might truly live. 

This year, we will continue with the tradition of having communion on each Sunday in Lent, meeting Jesus at His table week by week as we journey towards remembering His death and resurrection on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 

And we're going to try something new this year: on the first Sunday of Lent (March 10th), FBC will participate in what is known as " A Capella Sunday." (Click the link for more info)  

 We will have two Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday, March 6th:

A simple noon hour service for folks who work downtown or who would like to attend during the day from 12:15-12:45pm in the Chapel and a longer service at 7pm with choral and congregational music. 
Both services will include the imposition of ashes. Ashes remind us of our frailty, calling us to repent and to place our hope in God. This is a great way to mark the start of our Lenten journey with Jesus. 

In Christ,
Andrea Tisher
Minister of Worship

Posted by Andrea Tisher
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