Lent runs through April 13, 2019.

The word "Lent" comes from an Old English word that means "Spring". Lent is the time between Mardi Gras and Easter that Christians set aside to do things to renew their faith.

Lent is intended to last 40 days, but there are a number of ways people count to get to the number 40 (for example, by not counting Sundays or by ending sometime in the week before Easter).

During Lent, people sometimes give up something, like meat, or certain foods, or television, or various media.

Sometimes people add something to their routine during Lent, like daily Bible reading, giving food to the hungry, or setting aside time to praise and thank God.

Whatever you choose to do during Lent, let it be something that draws you closer to God who loves you.

Ash Wednesday (which was March 6), many churches held a service at which people's foreheads were marked in ashes with the sign of the cross. This was intended to remind us both of Jesus' life, death and resurrection and of our mortality. Our days are finite, and it is good to use them well.

You are welcome to our services during Lent

If you're in San Diego, you're welcome to join us Wednesday for Soup at 5:30 p.m., Worship at 6:30 p.m. and Bible Study at 7 p.m.

On Thursdays during Lent, we will be exploring C. S. Lewis's beloved book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. You are welcome to join us starting March 14 at either 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Get the discussion questions and come to an engaging conversation.

On Sundays during Lent we will be looking at stories Jesus told his followers and what they mean for us today. Our Sunday service starts at 9:30 a.m.

These services are open to anyone. You are welcome to come to any or all. But whatever you do, find something during this season before Easter to draw you closer to God who loves you.

About La Jolla Lutheran Church

Our mission statement is simple: We follow Jesus. When you arrive, you'll find kids, parents, and grandparents, all worshiping together in one extended family.

Our worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Kids are invited to worship with us and then go to Sunday School after the children's message. Worship is followed by coffee at 10:45 and Bible Study at 11:05.

Pastor Mark is the author of How to Pray for Healing (and what to do if nothing happens). His messages on Sunday will help you understand the Bible and your part in God's great plan.


Visit La Jolla Lutheran Church
7111 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, California, 92037

Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Ash Wednesday (March 6) 6:30 pm
Palm Sunday (April 14) 9:30 am
Maundy Thursday (April 18) 6:30 pm
Good Friday (April 19) 7:30 pm
Easter (April 21) 9:30 am

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