Lent is a 40-day period on the church calendar leading up Easter Sunday. The number 40 is symbolic of God using periods of desolation to prepare his people for seasons of deliverance. It rained 40 days and nights while Noah was in the Ark. The Israelites struggled in the desert for 40 years before the promised land. And Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before starting his public ministry. During Lent, Christians often fast and prayerfully reflect on the sufferings of Christ.

Lenten Formation Guide

I'm confident God is at work this season. May we be open to the Holy Spirit's transforming presence in the midst of our collective wilderness.

Jay O'BrienLead Pastor

Ash Wednesday Services

March 2nd at 7:30 AM & 6:30 PM

Show Me The Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen

Used copies available at the Welcome Center for $5

Palm Sunday

April 10th

Service at 10:00 am

Stations of the Cross

April 12th-15th

6:00 – 8:00 am & 6:00 – 8:00 pm

excluding during the Good Friday service

The Stations of the Cross, also known as The Way of the Cross or Via Dolorosa, is a practice which narrates the Passion of Jesus Christ through a series of 14 art pieces and prayer prompts. The practice is common in Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Roman Catholic churches among others. Scarlet City is beginning this tradition as a way of creating an immersive space for reflection on the suffering of Christ.

At Scarlet City, the 14 stations will be in the sanctuary. Participants will enter a room with dimmed lighting, candles, and soft music. Children are welcome to join their parents but are asked to keep noise limited so as to not be a distraction to others. A guide and prayer prompt will be available upon entry. Prayer candles will also be available and people are welcome to stay in the sanctuary for prayer.

Good Friday Service

April 15

Service at 6:30 pm

Easter Sunday

April 17

Service at 10:00 am