Lent at Georgetown First

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Lent

Lent is a forty-day period that initiates the most holy season of the Christian year. It starts with Ash Wednesday, February 14 and concludes with Easter Sunday, April 1. On Ash Wednesday, Christians focus intensely on their utter and complete sinfulness and the necessity of Christ’s atonement for forgiveness and salvation. Ashes in the Old Testament are a sign of sadness, mourning, repentance and mortality (see 2 Samuel 13:19, Esther 4:1-3, Job 42:6 and Jeremiah 6:26).

Along with millions of believers worldwide, we will observe the holy day of Ash Wednesday with a service of worship appropriate for the entire family at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. The imposition of ashes with olive oil in the sign of the cross is the highlight of this service. There will be traditional readings of Scripture, special music and the singing of hymns.

Please join us and invite a friend to come with you!