EBC Lent 2016

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.

OPTION #1

#EBCWeWill Challenge

Step One 

Follow the EBC “We Will” action calendar (provided above) and share it with all your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter friends.
Each day begins with  “Today We Will…”

 

Step Two

Take a picture or write a post of you performing or how you performed the “We Will” action of the day and post it on Facebook, Instagram and or Twitter followed by #EBCWeWill

 

Step Three 

Repeat steps one and two for 40 days!

What if I miss a day? No worries you can pick it back up tomorrow!

 

Scriptures are provided on the calendar to guide your daily reflections.

OPTION #2

40 days of Prayer

When I wake up on Resurrection Sunday morning, what will be different?

 

Spend 40 days being aware of God’s presence and God’s direction for your life by practicing the prayer of Examen each day.

 

This daily ancient prayer/spiritual discipline from St. Ignatius of Loyola invites the participants to concentrate on the experiences of the past 24-hours through five prayerful stages: presence, gratitude, review, response and tomorrow.

 

Click Here to learn how to follow the 40 days of prayer.

 

If you still need some assistance, have questions, or just want to make sure you are getting the most out the Lenten season, there will be a “Lent Check-in” on Saturday, February 20th.

Happy Lenten Season!