FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN


The United Methodist Church web site (UMC.org) defines Lent as follows:

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.

As we approach this Lenten Season, which begins February 14, let us ask ourselves what will we do to prepare for Easter. One way is to study the Bible for a better understanding of who we are and who’s we are.

Our Lenten study this year will begin on February 8. Originally we were going to do “Easter Earthquake” but that book is not available. So, we will be doing “The God We Can Know” by Rob Fuquay.

Whatever it is you choose to do, may God bless you as you seek to know him better.

 

For the only cause that matters,

 

Mel

 

 

  

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Centenary U.M. Church is a fellowship of believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, dedicated to sharing God’s love at the heart of Terre Haute, so that those we touch will have hope in their lives and go forth with us in Christian service to all people.

 

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