“I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”
1 John 5:13 NLT
So the Season of Lent begins today. It’s a season of journeying toward the events of Holy Week. A season in which we are invited to contemplate all that Jesus means to us, to reflect on His sacrifice, to recognize our brokeness and ask again for His forgiveness and grace.
At St. Andrew’s, Brampton we kick off this season with an evening we call the Pre-Lent Event. We share a pancake dinner, spend some time traveling to different rooms to learn about our faith, and gather for an Ash Wednesday service to end the evening. All who come are given resources to help them journey through Lent (there are sticker devtoionals for the kids, adult devotiobals, bible reading plans, a Lenten Activity book, and other goodies).
This evening was another wonderful, well-attended, meaningful an prayerful event. As a community of faith, God has richly blessed us!
I will be blogging throughout this Seaon, so keep your eyes on this site for regular posts as we journey together towards Holy Week.
Messages of hope to carry us through the long days of Lent – made by our participants after they’d been marked with ashes on their foreheads.
Geoff watches over a participant as she lights a candle in the Maundy Thursday room.
Participants dipping bread in the cup in the Maundy Thursday room.
The Good Friday room candles – spelling out the reason that it’s GOOD…because we are forgiven.
The Lenten cross banner marked by this evening’s participants.
Katie and I with our Ashtags!