Lent and Easter resources

What Is Lent?

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." The forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.


Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.

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For God So Loved: Scripture Reading Plan

A daily habit of reading Scripture is a life-changing discipleship practice. As we focus on God's great love for us and how we might build our relationship with God, we encourage you to read along with us. You can download and print the plan here, or you can pick up a paper copy at the entrance to the church!

Lent-Easter schedule

We invite you to participate, along with your family, in as many of these worship experiences as possible.

Share the Meal Challenge  //  March 6-April 20  //  Search for team #AdirondackCommunityChurch on the ShareTheMeal app. We blew past our first goal of 650 meals in the first 10 days, so we have increased our goal to 1,000 meals!

40/90 Day Tithe Challenge  //  March 6-April 20 or June 9  //  For Lent, we want to challenge you to prayerfully consider "stepping up" your giving, whether that means giving for the first time, or giving more regularly. Let us know you are participating on your Connect Card on Sundays during Lent.

Ash Wednesday Service  //  Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m.  //  Sanctuary

"For God So Loved" Lenten Small Group Studies  //  Thursdays during Lent starting March 7, 12 p.m., or Sundays starting March 10, 9 a.m.  //  Todd Room

"Wednesday Thanks" Communion Services  //  Wednesdays during Lent starting March 13, 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.  //  Sanctuary

Palm Sunday  //  Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  //  Sanctuary

Holy Thursday  //  Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.  //  Sanctuary

Good Friday  //  Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.  //  Sanctuary

Easter Sunrise Service  //  Sunday, April 21, 6:45 a.m.  //  Waterfront (weather permitting)

Easter Worship  //  Sunday, April 21, 9 a.m. (Traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (Contemporary)  //  Sanctuary

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