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Lent

The Lenten tradition began in the 3rd and 4th centuries of the early church. Its practice derived from the biblical narrative of the people of Israel being tested during its 40 years of wandering, as well as from Jesus’ forty day fast in the wilderness. The church has adopted this 40 day period as a season of preparation and repentance in anticipation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

In Lent, we follow Jesus to the cross, and discover more of what it means to belong together to the crucified and risen One. It is also a season of reflection upon our deep need for the great salvation that Christ has purchased for us. Whether you are only beginning to follow Jesus, or have been a Christian for quite some time, we hope that this season will mold your life around the cross and empty tomb in deeper way.

Services and Events

February 26 Ash Wednesday
March 1 – First Sunday in Lent
March 8 – Second Sunday in Lent
March 15 – Third Sunday in Lent & Church Lunch
March 22 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 29 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
April 5 – Palm Sunday
April 10 – Meal Packing & Good Friday Service
April 11 – Meal Distribution

April 12 – Easter Sunday

Devotional

Lent for Everyone: Luke by N. T. Wright

Join us as we explore the season of Lent using this fantastic daily devotional. (We did Wright’s volume on the Gospel of Matthew last year.) Copies are available for purchase on Sunday mornings. The recommended donation is $10, but if cost is prohibitive, please, let us know, and we’ll give you the book!

Easter Outreach

Easter Outreach is a ​partnership between the Liberti Network of Churches and over 80 other local churches ​working together to give out 10,000 meals to families in the greater Philadelphia region. We’ll also provide famine relief and clean water to families in South Sudan through ​Water Is Basic. ​All of this is in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus! To make this happen, we’ll need to raise $120,000 and gather hundreds of volunteers. To find out how you can donate toward this project, get involved, request a meal, or spread the word to others, check out the website, “like” Easter Outreach on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.

Evangelism For Non-Evangelists

From the earliest days of the church, one of the primary roles of Jesus’ followers has been to engage in evangelism–i.e., humbly telling friends and neighbors about the good news that Jesus of Nazareth brings to the world. Who knows if evangelism was ever easy, but it sure isn’t here in 2020! For most of us, we’ll do any number of spiritual practices before we get around to Christian witness, and then only grudgingly, guiltily, and fearfully. Even if the late modern West offers intriguing possibilities for evangelism, it also poses real challenges, too. However, on the evening of Friday, 3/13, and Saturday morning, 3/14, Liberti Collingswood is sponsoring a conference called “Evangelism for Non-Evangelists” in order to build up a Christian “muscle group” that could benefit from some exercise! (The conference will be bookended by two sermons, one on Sunday, 3/8, and the other on 3/15, also pertaining to evangelism.) Steve Huber, the director of the Liberti Network, will serve as our keynote speaker for the weekend. Let’s seek to grow as witnesses! Register right now here.

Home Meeting Service Opportunities

Details coming soon!