17 Feb 40 Days of Living Water
It will be a refreshing service at CIL Church this week. Jacob Bell will preach and bring us a passionate and thought-provoking message. Abbey Allison and Rob Still will be leading our anointed worship music. Come ready to receive from these incredible gifts!
If you have not been baptized in water, February 26 is a great Sunday to take that step. Check out the details below.
Lent begins next week. Lent is a time to join the global church in a time of introspection, fasting, and repentance. We will start Lent with an Ash Wednesday service, and we will use this season to help people around the world drink clean water. Discover the details below.
Grace and peace,
Lent and Ash Wednesday
On Wednesday, February 22, the global church will begin Lent in anticipation of the Easter season. What is Lent?
Lent lasts for forty days, which are counted in an odd way. If you don’t include Sundays, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. That’s because Sunday is always a feast day, a day to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection, and people don’t need to maintain their Lenten disciplines on Sundays. Lent ends at sunrise on Easter morning.
To begin Lent, we will have an Ash Wednesday service on February 22 at Noon. “The ashes are a symbol that reminds us to repent by dying to our worldly desires and the transient nature of our lives.”
Please join us at CIL from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. There will be no childcare. You do not have to receive the ashes if you attend.
We invite you to participate in the 40 Days of Hope campaign for Lent. For $25, you can provide clean water for years to a family in the developing world. And 100% of your gift will go directly to families in need. This project is through our partners Convoy of Hope. During Lent, replace something you may fast during the 40 days of Lent with a gift to this project.
You can give now by clicking here:
Have you been baptized in water?
You have that opportunity at CIL on Sunday, February 26, in both the 9:00am and 10:45am services! Please register here – Water Baptism