Ash Wednesday Worship Service

What is Lent?
Lent is the 40-day period of repentance and renewal preceding Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends with the worship service on Easter. The word “lent” is derived from the Old English word “lencten,” which means “lengthen.” It refers to the lengthening of the daylight hours that occurs as spring approaches. Lent is a special time for meditation and prayer, giving us time to recall the Easter story and absorb its meaning – that Christ lived and died to redeem the world from sin.