Lent Devotional

The Lent tradition began in the 3rd and 4th centuries of the early church, as a period of 40 days (a Season) of preparation and repentance in anticipation of Jesus Christ on Easter Day. The word lent comes from the Latin word meaning “dawning of the sun”.  The early church’s practice was born out of the biblical narrative of Israel wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, and Jesus being tempted in the wilderness for 40 days, so the church adopted 40 days of preparation for Easter’s “dawning of the sun”;  Jesus Christ’ triumphal resurrection from death when God’s light of the world triumphed and dawned upon all of the brokenness and darkness of His creation.
Lent is a season for the church to reflect and examine the darkness that lies within our own hearts and the darkness of our world. It is a season of repentance and a cry for God to restore and redeem, all with an eye and heart anticipating Easter Day, when a crucified Messiah would powerfully resurrect and usher in His redemption. Lent is a time to enter into mourning, to ask God to help us see our own frailty, brokenness, to help us mourn for our neighbors, this city, and our world, crying out for deep personal and corporate repentance. This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, February 17th, which is called Ash Wednesday. 

Winter Teaching on the Apostles' Creed

This winter, we will orient and root ourselves as a church community in our historic faith, expressed in the Apostles' Creed. The global church has existed for millennia and has endured many hardships, yet the object of our faith has never wavered. The Apostles' Creed is the most ancient creed which confesses who we believe God to be.  When our emotions are up and down, our circumstances changing rapidly, unknowns still lingering, our anchor as the people of God is “God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." We'll spend time reminding ourselves that “we believe” this to be true of God no matter the circumstances of our lives. Join us! 

Spiritual Practices for the New Year

2020-21 Vision and Priorities

Anti-Racism Resources

Seasonal Update

Mental Health and the Gospel

Morning Prayer Liturgy
This liturgy, used in our Prayer School, guides you through several types of prayer and scripture, first focusing inward and then moving outward.
Missions Grant Application
Do you have an awesome idea for a way to engage with your friends or neighbors outside the church? Apply for a grant to host a dinner, throw a party, or any other way you can forge deeper relationships with the people in the city. 
Social Distancing Playlist
Worship with us where ever you are.  

Sunday Songs 
Want to prepare for Sunday morning worship? We've got an up-to-date Spotify playlist with the songs Saints of Sparrows will sing each week!
Christ Central Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter is a great place to catch up on the things that are happening in the life, mission, and vision of our church. Click on the icon to read the most current edition!
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