Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lent and children

Lent begins February 13 this year. Less then two weeks! If you follow or want to follow the Liturgical calendar this means it's time to start getting ready.

I have past posts on Lent here and here.

Lent begins yearly with Ash Wednesday. Our church marks Ash Wednesday with a service and imposition of ashes- or placing ashes made from the Palm Sunday palms the year before on the forehead in the sign of the cross.

Lent is not Pre-Easter. It is a holy season of prayerful and penitential reflection". It also has many opportunities to deeply teach our children the faith. 

I plan to use many of the past activities our family enjoys for Lent. I also will be using Lutherans for Lent- a free daily devotional. 

Our church does midweek services through Lent and we will attend as many as possible. 

I hope keeping time through Lent is a blessing to your family this year!


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