Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to the Saturday before Easter. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.
What does this look like here at MPC? We will start with our Ash Wednesday service – a more contemplative and somber reflection on our sinfulness and our need for a resurrected savior.
We will continue throughout the Lent with sermons focused on Christ’s last words from the Cross and small group engagement that will further our reflection on these “7 Last Words from the Cross.”
A week before Easter, we’ll gather for a celebratory service for Palm Sunday.
And then during Holy Week (the week right before Easter) we will gather for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then our final gathering of celebration on Easter Sunday (more info on the specifics of these events to follow).
We hope you will join us as we attempt to engage on many levels with the author and perfecter of our faith – Jesus Christ.