Lent 2024

In Scripture, the number 40 is symbolic for God's formational work through hardship. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights while Noah and his family were on the ark. The Israelites were in the wilderness for 40 years before the promised land. Jesus was fasting for 40 days in the desert before his public ministry began. God uses seasons of desolation to prepare us for seasons of resurrection.

During the 40-day lenten season, Scarlet City changes some of our rhythms to create space for God to work in unique ways. We pause our City Groups in order to make space for new ways to commune with God. Here are some of the formative events and practices we are inviting you to consider this Lent.

Ash Wednesday

February 14
Services at 7:30 AM and 6:30 PM
Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten season. It is a time for us to reflect, repent, and remember, considering how to partner with God and experience His presence in preparation for Jesus’ resurrection.

Lenten Resource

Eastertide: Prayers For Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours

By: Phyllis Tickle
Purchase at the Welcome Center or online.

Vespers

Wednesdays, February 21 - March 20
6:30-7:15 PM
On Wednesdays during Lent, we will offer Vespers (Latin for "evening") services at 6:30 PM. We'll gather for a time of prayer and contemplation. We hope you'll join us.

Stations of the Cross

During Holy Week, we will be offering a chance to engage the Stations of the Cross. The sanctuary will be open Wednesday, March 27 from 6 to 8 PM, and Thursday, March 28 from 6 to 8 AM, 11 AM to 1 PM and 6 to 8 PM .

Good Friday

March 29
Gathering at 6:30 PM
We cannot fully appreciate the glory of the resurrection without considering the gravity of the crucifixion. We hope you’ll join us for our Good Friday gathering. Childcare is available for ages 5 and under. Please register for childcare by March 24.

Easter

March 31
Gathering at 10:00 AM
He is risen! Join us on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and consider its transformative potential for our lives.