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The Lenten season is upon us!

Lent is the time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is forty days of self-examination and reflection. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry to others.

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. Our Lenten theme this year is Called to Works of Love. To compliment this theme Outreach is providing plenty of opportunity to focus on giving ourselves for others through works of love. Here are just a few things you can look forward to in the weeks ahead…

 MARCH:

  • Throughout the weeks of Lent, come participate in quick service opportunities that will be offered during fellowship time before the Wednesday Lenten services. These are quick and easy and don’t require getting dirty.
  • Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” And with spring comes new growth. That means it is time to break out the gloves, garden gloves that is.  Help provide Works of Love to our neighbors at Forever Fed, by helping tend the garden.   We will be weeding and prepping the soil Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 am.

 APRIL:

  •  Join us as we love our neighbors in an offsite service opportunity during the first week of April.
  •  Plan to join us as we plant our new Garden of Grace crops on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 am
  • Support GSLC’s participation in the 2019 Atlanta Hunger Walk by sponsoring a walker or participating yourself. The Hunger Walk will be on Sunday, April 28 in the Home Depot Backyard at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.  Look for more information on how you can be involved in the weeks to come. 
  • Plan to attend our Earth Day themed Worship services on Sunday, April 28. Outreach and the Green Team have once again collaborated on how to better “Love our Mother” and will be distributing a special keepsake to help you provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to a common household item. You have to attend to enjoy!