By the time work finished Wednesday it was time for Ash Wednesday services, and that left little time afterwards to write ahead the blog for today. So today, after work, I’m looking for something to post. And I thought, Why not appropriate/promote something related to Lent? So here it is, the promotion of our church’s (Avondale United Methodist Church) observance of Lent, with a very nice explanation of the what’s and why’s of the observances we partake of:


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.
Traditionally 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. The reverent spirit of Lent is
tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
We open the season of Lent with the new sermon series, “The
Adventures of Jesus.” We explore the life and teaching of Jesus, witness who
Jesus is, and join the life of discipleship.
Feb. 10th
“Join the Adventure!” (Luke 4:1-15)
Feb. 14th
“From Water To Wine” (John 2:1-12)
Feb. 21st
“Jesus the Teacher” (Mark 4:1-9)
Feb. 28th
“Jesus and Hell” (Luke 16:19-31)
Mar. 6th
(Scouts Sunday)
Mar. 13th
“Jesus the Messiah” (Matthew 16:13-16)
Mar. 20th
“Peace March” (Luke 19:29-30, 35-40)


In Christ,


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