Lent | Easter Services and Resources

The Lent tradition began in the 3rd and 4th centuries of the early church. The practice derived from the biblical narrative of the people of Israel being tested in the wilderness for 40 years, 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 day.

In Lent, we follow Jesus to the cross, and discover more and more what it means to belong together to the crucified and risen One. It is also a season of reflecting on our deep need for the great salvation that Christ purchased for us. Whether you are only beginning to follow Jesus, or have been a Christian for quite some time, we hope these resources and services on our church calendar will help to shape your life around the cross and empty tomb of Christ in fresh ways.

Services and Events

February 14th | Ash Wednesday – Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent season. Join us for our 7:00AM service in the Liberti Fellowship Hall at 2424 E. York Street (enter via Gordon Street).

March 29 | Maundy Thursday Service – On Maundy Thursday, Christians remember Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. Join us for our 7:00pm service in the Liberti Fellowship Hall at 2424 E. York Street (enter via Gordon Street).

March 30 | Good Friday Observance – This year we are encouraging people to take off work/class in order to join us for a procession through through“the Stations of the Cross”  from 12-3pm. More info to come on this observance.

March 31 | Easter Outreach –  Our annual delivery of Easter dinners to neighbors throughout the River Wards. More info at easteroutreach.org.

April 1 | Easter Sunday – On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead!  Liberti East will celebrate at our 10:00am service.

Campaigns

Easter Outreach

8,000 meals | fresh water in South Sudan | because the tomb is empty.

This Easter, the Liberti network will join with other churches to donate and deliver 8,000 meals to hungry families in the greater Philadelphia region, and raise money to provide fresh water globally through Water Is Basic. To find out how you can donate toward this project, get involved, request a meal, or spread the word to others, click here.

Resources

Scripture Reading, Prayer & Fasting

Articles on Lent
Keeping a Holy Lent by Craig Higgins
Why Bother With Lent? by Elliott Grudem and Bruce Benedict
Gospel in the Dirt by Beth Felker Jones