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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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  //  February 26 - April 12  //  Search for team #AdirondackCommunityChurch on the ShareTheMeal app. Our goal is to share 1000 meals this Lent season!

90 Day Tithe Challenge  //  March 1 - May 31  //  For Lent and Easter through Pentecost, we want to challenge you to prayerfully consider "stepping up" your giving, whether that means giving for the first time, or giving more regularly. See what God will do!

Ash Wednesday Service  //  Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m.  //  Sanctuary

"Lenten Postcards" Small Group Studies  //  Sundays starting March 1, 9 a.m.  //  Todd Room -- CANCELLED

"Wednesday Thanks" Communion Services  //  Wednesdays during Lent, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, and 4/8, 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.  //  Chapel downstairs -- CANCELLED

Palm Sunday  //  Sunday, April 5, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  //  Online on Facebook or: https://zoom.us/j/461542782

Holy Thursday  //  Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.  //  Online on Facebook or: https://zoom.us/j/640870080

Good Friday  //  Friday, April 10, 7 p.m.  //  Online on Facebook or: https://zoom.us/j/558849774

Easter Sunrise Service  //  Sunday, April 12, 6:45 a.m.  //  Waterfront (weather permitting) -- CANCELLED

Easter Worship  //  Sunday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.  //  Online on Facebook or: https://zoom.us/j/378099852