Lent

What is Lent?
Lent has been practiced by the Early Church for hundreds of years. The season of Lent has four focuses; prayer, fasting, giving, and reflection. The four areas are emphasized for the 40 days before Easter. Lent reminds us to communicate with God (prayer), disciplines our flesh (fasting), encourages a generous spirit (alms giving), and prompts us to remember the goodness of God (reflection).
Why do we participate in Lent?It’s very easy to focus solely on our relationship with Jesus and ignore the disciplines that allow for growth in our relationship. The Early Church practiced Lent knowing that it is the disciplines that help cultivate the relationship. We are simply trying to follow the example set by the foundation of our faith.

Prayer
Sundays in the Adult Sunday School Room 7:30 AM
Sunday 5:50- 6:10 PM in the Fellowship Hall
(for youth students and leaders only)
Saturdays in the Sanctuary 10:00-11:00 AM Removed Tuesday Evening Prayer
Thursdays in the Fireside Room from 12:00-12:45 PM

Fasting
Fasting is giving something up to focus more deeply on God. Most often, biblical fasting involves giving up food. Prayerfully consider what you will fast (it could involve things in addition to food) during this season of spiritual renewal.

Giving
There are multiple opportunities to serve within the community. Below is a list of resources, but there are many more to choose from.
AGF Building Maintenance:
Call to serve (208) 736-0727
South Central Community Action:
Volunteers needed March 18th (208) 733-9351
Center Of Prayer And Worship:
M,W,F @ 10 am (208) 735-2249
Mustard Seed:
Store anytime – food Pantry By Appointment
(208) 733-9515
St. Edwards Soup Kitchen:
M, W, F @ 5:15-6:30 (208) 420-1750
Twin Falls Senior Center:
Multiple opportunities, call for Info (208) 734-5084
Valley House: can use help anytime. (208) 734-7736

Reflection
Setting a specific time each day to pray and thoughtfully reflect on our mortality and the priority the Lord plays in our daily lives. Reflection can also include looking over areas where we have succeeded and the areas we’ve failed. Lent is a time to re-focus, re-prioritize, and renew our commitment to Christ. Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your Lenten journey.