The practice of Lent is an opportunity to follow Jesus who was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit for 40 days of prayer and fasting. This Lent at City of Light, we are inviting the Spirit to lead us into a deeper prayer relationship with the Lord. Together, we help each other say ‘no’ to all of the things that we consume and that consume us (Mt 4) so that we can say ‘yes’ to the Lord.
In that saying ‘no’ to other things, we begin to feel hungry. And weak. We begin to feel our need. It has been there all along—this hunger—but it gets masked by the quick fix foods of our self, sin, and society. We can hide our hunger, but only in Jesus the bread of heaven can it be satisfied.
It is in the wilderness that we feel our need for Jesus and that we learn to receive his presence as a feast for our hungry souls. So many of us have no space for silence, speaking with and listening to the Lord and receiving love, strength, and guidance from him.
We long for a fresh start. We need a spiritual, physical, and emotional detox. So let’s clear out space to meet with him, and if it’s harder than we thought it would be, that just means we’re recognizing how much more we need him than we thought.
2/23 Transfiguration, Sunday, 10am
2/26 Ash Wednesday, 7pm
3/1 Lent 1, Sunday, 10am
3/8 Lent 2, Sunday, 10am
3/15 Lent 3, Sunday, 10am
3/22 Lent 4, Sunday, 10am
3/29 Lent 5, Sunday, 10am
4/5 Palm Sunday, Sunday, 10am
4/10 Good Friday Service, 7pm
4/12 Easter Sunday, Sunday, 10am
City of Light Resources
This Holy Week devotional includes daily scripture readings that follow Jesus' passion from Palm Sunday through Easter Monday, collects from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, and icons based on the readings for the day. We invite you to use them for your personal or family devotions to enter into Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection.