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Lent began Wednesday, March 1 and is marked by the 40 days, not including Sundays, between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. We observe Lent as a deliberate way to join with the church around the world in preparing ourselves for celebrating Easter (resurrection).

Instead of charging ahead to Easter, Lent calls us to think about our relationship with God and the ways we respond or fail to respond to His love and care for us. Lent is a time of repentance, an opportunity to experience God’s mercy, to be set free from patterns of behavior, and to embrace a life of love and holiness…a time to experience the depths of the Easter message.

This year Common Ground has created a weekly Lent Devotional, that includes a daily experiential calendar, as a resource for you during the Lenten season. Clay to use for your devotional is available at Midtown and West.

Have further questions about Lent? Please contact Jim Matthies.

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