“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10-11
The season of Lent began on February 14 and ends on the Saturday before Easter, March 30. Lent, a tradition from the early centuries of church history, is a season of preparation preceding the celebration of Easter, focused on repentance. Speaking biblically, to repent means to make a change in our attitudes, words, and lifestyle. Those who follow Jesus must learn that we must die before we rise. Beginning when we first trust Christ, and continuing throughout our lives, we turn more and more away from sin and self-centeredness and instead turn more and more to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Meaning of Lent
Click HERE for information on what Lent is and what it means to observe the season of Lent as we prepare to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.
Lent Devotional 2024
Click HERE to access the Lent Devotional.
WEPC Lent 2024 Playlist
Listen to this soundtrack (West End Presbyterian Church RVA on Spotify) to sing along with Lenten songs of repentance and dependence on God. Many of these songs are sung in our worship services and are also used in our Lent 2024 Devotional.
A Service of Worship and Communion on Ash Wednesday
February 14 / 6:30 PM / Sanctuary
This communion service will be an opportunity to worship God in light of the grace He gives His people to repent and trust Christ alone for our hope and salvation. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
Ash Wednesday Livestream:
Neighborhood Outreach Prayer Walk
March 3 / 12:15-1:30 PM / Fellowship Hall
Please join us for a quick snack and orientation on participating in a prayer walk. We will break into small groups, choose a prepared walking route in a neighborhood around the church, and spend 45 minutes together walking, observing, connecting, and praying. Contact: Lori Bowman
March 9 / 8:30AM-12:30PM / Roslyn Retreat Center
Join us for a time alone in prayer, reflection, Scripture readings, and communion. Expect it to be a quiet time. The cost for the retreat is $10.
Eyes for the Kingdom Conference, with Carl & Karen Ellis
March 16 / 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM / Fellowship Hall
What do you see when you look around you? God's Kingdom is advancing, but it's easy to become short-sighted and fix our eyes on our immediate culture, our politics, and our experience. Jesus is good to teach us to look for the Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Join us for a weekend learning about Kingdom-centered prayer and Christ's mission. Registration is required. Click on the button below for the event page.
Lenten Hymn Sing
March 24 / 9 AM / Chapel
Join us in singing Lenten hymns and hymns of praise, followed by food and fellowship in room 810.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
March 28 / 7 PM / Sanctuary
This service commemorates the night Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper, washed the disciples’ feet, prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, and was betrayed, arrested, and taken away for trial. Called Maundy Thursday, (from mandatum, the Latin origin of “mandate”) it refers to Christ’s mandate to serve one another, which He demonstrated by the washing of feet. We gather to worship, to remember His work on the cross, to celebrate communion, and to respond to Christ’s mandate to serve each other. No nursery provided; children are welcome. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
Good Friday Communion Service
March 29 / 7 PM / Sanctuary
We encourage individuals and families to use this day to pray and reflect on the significance of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. This service of corporate prayer, Scripture reading, confession, and celebration of our Lord's death helps us to consider and respond to the crucifixion and atonement of Jesus Christ for us. No nursery provided; children are welcome. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
March 31 / 9 & 10:30 AM / Sanctuary
Jesus Christ is risen! Please join us for our regular Sunday Worship.