Lenten Season Begins February 10, 2016. Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word Lencten, which means "spring." We spend forty day in lent that represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.
Lent is a time for preparation, fasting, and repentance for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or take something on for 40 days.
The Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
As a church body Emmanuel Baptist Church would like to offer you to participate in the#EBCWeWill Give! We all will give $1 a day $40 total as an additional sacrifice for Lent. In addition to giving, you can also participate in prayer and action. Choose one of the options below.