The season of Lent is 40 days (not including Sundays). Forty is symbolic of the time “in between,” the journey to God, the time it takes for us to see that God is already with us. During our 40 days of Lent, we remember the spaces of our lives “in between,” the times of our communal wilderness and uncertainty, and the times we long for new life. This year, we gather in our homes as we experience the wilderness times in the here-and-now. Join us on this journey.
- D.I.Y. “Lent at Home” Kit
- Ash Wednesday
- Midweek Lenten Reflection (Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Lenten Project
Do IT Yourself (D.I.Y.) “Lent at Home” Kit
If you missed the opportunity to reserve our customizable “Lent At Home” Kit, do not worry because we’ve got some ideas on how you can create your own!
- Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday–gather a bit of dirt, dust, or soot
- Download the Examen prayer card
- Purchase a staple grain and a festive drink (ideally bread and wine) for Communion
- Download a Lenten calendar:
- Lenten devotional book for daily reflections through Mark’s gospel (order one here)
On Ash Wednesday, we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to return to God, we have already been reconciled to God through Christ. We humbly pray for God to make our hearts clean while we rejoice that “now is the day of salvation.” Returning to our baptismal call, we more intentionally bear the fruits of mercy and justice in the world.
This 12-minute devotional is perfect to meditate on the importance of this day. The time together includes the imposition of ashes.
You will be invited to use the ashes provided in your “Lent at Home” Kit, or you can gather dirt, dust, or soot.
A full, 50-minute liturgy with confession, imposition of ashes, preaching, and Communion.
- Dim the lights and make a sacred space
- You will be invited to use the ashes provided in your “Lent at Home” Kit, or you can gather dirt, dust, or soot.
- Gather bread and wine for Communion (or something to eat and something special to drink)
MIDweek Lenten Reflection (Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.)
During the Season of Lent join us at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, February 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 for a short (approx. 25 minutes) reflection. Our time together will include spoken prayer, scripture reading, hymns, and a silent, guided reflection using The Examen Prayer.
The Examen is a prayer that Christians have used for centuries as a way of connecting to God’s presence and reflecting on God’s activity in our lives.
- Zoom – You can choose to enable camera and video upon entry.
- Call on any phone at 1-312-626-6799 and enter meeting ID 819 2337 8429 to listen.
Frequently asked Questions
Will services be offered on-site at the church? Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering in-person services for those gathering for worship.
What’s worship like at WPLC? Well, it looks a bit different during COVID, but it’s still focused on Christ’s message to love God and your neighbor as yourself. You can learn a bit more about our worship style here, and can check out a service on our YouTube page.
Where can I learn more about WPLC? Check out our visitor information section.
I have another question. E-mail Pastor Jason at email@example.com or leave a message at the church by calling 773-276-0263.