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Lent Quiz: True or False? Sundays are not counted in the 40 days of Lent

The correct answer is True.

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by new converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians. Today, Christians focus on relationship with God, growing as disciples and extending ourselves, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of ourselves for others.

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter.” This is why you will see the designation “Sunday in Lent” rather than “Sunday of Lent” in the naming of these Sundays. On each Lord’s Day in Lent, while Lenten fasts continue, the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2021 in Easter, Holidays, Lent, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Today ~ October 4, 2020 ~ at Pender UMC

 

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Posted by on October 4, 2020 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Summer Schedule

 

During the summer months, we will unite together in one worship service in the Sanctuary at 10am on the first Sundays of the months of July, August and September.
We will continue to have all 3 services — 8:15am, 9:30am, 11am — throughout the other weeks of each summer month.
One Worship Service will be held on the following dates:
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
 
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Posted by on July 2, 2019 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Remember to Change your Clock Tonight!

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Daylight Saving Time 2017 ends for the year so the clock change for the fall takes place this morning at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time 2017 seems overdue, but it is the same time each year.

The clock changes on the first Sunday in November. Daylight Saving Time starts on the second Sunday in March each year.

And, time to sing again…

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Posted by on November 5, 2017 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Videos

 

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Don’t Forget to Spring Forward

Daylight Savings time begins again!

On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00:00 AM (or earlier!) clocks are turned forward 1 hour to become Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00:00 AM

Daylight Savings Time is not just a way to annoy us when we want to sleep in on Sundays.  The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented during the First World War.

Although most of the United States used DST throughout the 1950s and 1960s, DST use expanded following the 1970s energy crisis and has generally remained in use in North America and Europe since that time.

Everybody sing along…

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Posted by on March 11, 2017 in Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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