LENT Preview – Week Zero
Posted February 16, 2015on:
The 40 days of Lent begin Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and end on Holy Saturday, April 14 (also called the Vigil of Easter). Sundays during the six weeks of Lent are not counted in the 40 days.
Online I offer two free 40-day calendars and two free study guides that include weekly reflections and activities.
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Mon., 2/16-Lent Prep – Read the Introduction to the two Mark-based 40-day guides. Choose one for the season.
Tues., 2/17-Lent Eve – Read the Introductions of both Mark-based series. Choose one for the season.
- Learning the Cost of Discipleship
- Learning to Live by God’s Truth
2/18-Lent Day 1, Ash Wed.: read day 1 of the 40-day guide you’ve chosen; read the reflection for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen.
2/19-Thur.: read day 2 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do.
2/20-Fri.: read day 3 of your 40-day guide; read A Different Kind of Lent
2/21-Sat.: read day 4 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week.
2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.
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