A Season of Preparation
As we begin the season of Lent, much like Advent, we are called to spend some time in reflection. As a church, we spend 40 days remembering the gospel story that leads up to our celebration of Easter and, as individuals, we are called to do the same. Easter is wonderful, but the thing that makes it a reason for celebration is contained in the story that leads up to it. Of course, we will welcome you to our church at Easter even if you don’t, but won’t you also join us in the deeper meaning as we remember the story, study God’s word, and prepare our hearts during the season of Lent?
Our Lenten season begins next week with Ash Wednesday services here at Christ Church at 7:00 pm. There will also be a weekly Lenten Bible study each Thursday at 7:00 pm entitled “Embracing Uncertainty” by Magrey R. deVega. Please accept our invitation to come to these, and to our weekly Sunday worship as we prepare our hearts for Easter. Of course, if you don’t live anywhere near Christ Church (in Alliance, Ohio), we encourage you to visit a congregation near you.