LENT SERIES - Storyteller
Sundays, March 10 - April 14 / all worship services
Jesus shared His kingdom message by telling stories His audience could relate to in their everyday life. Jesus taught that His words weren’t just to be heard but put into practice. Application brings transformation. All are invited to join us this Lenten season as we dive into the parables of the ultimate Storyteller.
WHAT IS LENT?
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. 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.
Community Lent Services & Lunch
Wednesday, March 13, noon at St. Paul UMC
Wednesday, March 20, noon at Grace Episcopal Church
Wednesday, March 27, noon at St. Michael Catholic Church
Wednesday, April 3, noon at First Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, April 10, noon at Gainesville First UMC
*Each service will be followed by a lunch for a suggested donation of $5 per person.