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Join us for Lent at Grace

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (March 1) and goes until Easter (April 16). The 40 days of Lent are traditionally connected to Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness. They are used by the church today to prepare for Easter. 

We begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, pausing to consider our mortality and God's sovereignty. From Ash Wednesday, we move towards Easter, reading stories in the gospels about Christ's journey to Jerusalem where he will be crucified. We symbolically journey with him to Jerusalem. Good Friday (April 14) commemorates the death of Christ. Our Good Friday service will be somber as we reflect on the pain and misery that Christ endured. Two days later, we gather on Easter to celebrate his victory over death. 

We would love for you to join us for one of our Lent services. There are also events like Beer and Hymns, outreach opportunities at Breakthrough Urban Ministries, and other social gatherings during Lent. Check out our events page for the most updated information.

Lent Schedule

Taste The Grape | February 26, 6:30-8:30 | Concord 55

Ash Wednesday Service | March 1, 7:00 | Fine Arts Building

Conversation with Chuck DeGroat | March 4, 10:00-12:00 | Chicago Semester

1st Sunday of Lent | March 5, 10:00 | Nettelhorst (lunch to follow)

2nd Sunday of Lent | March 12, 10:00 | Nettelhorst

3rd Sunday of Lent | March 19, 10:00 | Nettelhorst

Beer and Hymns | March 19, 6:00-8:00 | Gideon Welles

4th Sunday of Lent | March 26, 10:00 | Nettelhorst

5th Sunday of Lent | April 2, 10:000 | Nettelhorst

Palm Sunday | April 9, 10:00 | Nettelhorst

Good Friday Service | April 14, 7:00 | Nettelhorst

Easter Sunday | April 16, 10:00 | Nettelhorst (Brunches around Chicago to follow)

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