Join us for Ash Wednesday service at Monterey Presbyterian Church. The church will be open from 5:30 – 6:30 pm for a quiet time of meditation and prayer as we prepare for the start of Lent. Music provided, as well as ashes for those that would like to receive them.
The Season of Lent
“The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call to Ninevah to repent and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. (The Sundays in Lent are not counted in this reckoning of the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, as every Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.) In the early church, Lent was a time of preparation for the celebration of baptism at the Easter Vigil. In many communities of faith it remains a time to equip and nurture candidates for baptism and confirmation and to reflect deeply on the theme of baptismal discipleship.” (From PCUSA.)
Once again, Monterey Presbyterian will be preparing inter-generational mission and fellowship activities for Lent that will follow a theme. Look for more information in an update to the newsletter that will go out before Ash Wednesday.