Lent begins with Ash Wednesday
on February 26, 2020

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 lasts 40 days, but there are a number of ways people count to get to the number 40.  (Sometimes, people don't counting Sundays. Other people stop their count sometime in the week before Easter.)

During Lent, people often 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.

On Ash Wednesday (February 26), many churches hold a service at which people's foreheads will be marked in ashes with the sign of the cross. This is 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 online

Because of the coronavirus, our building is closed. But ten minutes before any service you can join us online at

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 (February 26) 6:30 pm
Palm Sunday (April 5) 9:30 am
Maundy Thursday (April 9) 6:30 pm
Good Friday (April 10) 7:30 pm
Easter (April 12) 9:30 am

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