West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Though it seems the Christmas holidays have just ended, we find ourselves preparing for the beginning of the Lent on Ash Wednesday (February 26). The season of Lent is crucial to our appreciation of the central tenet of our faith: that Jesus Christ suffered and died for the sins of the world, and was raised in the Resurrection so that we might have new and eternal life. As we journey through the season of Lent that story becomes once again a part of our daily lives.
I invite you to begin the Lenten season with the joint Ash Wednesday service we share with the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Chelmsford. This year the service will be held at Aldersgate church (242 Boston Rd.) at 7:30 p.m. Through its theme of repentance and through the ritual of imposing ashes we begin Lent by acknowledging our sin and our need for God’s salvation.
The journey of Lent is about to begin. May it bring all of us closer to the Lord who gave so much for us.

Reverend Mack