Ash Wednesday

Are you on the fast track?

Fasting is mentioned 75 times in the Bible, yet it is a foreign concept to so many followers of Jesus today. People were called to fast when facing perilous times either personally or as a nation, when facing sickness or death, when facing attacks from an enemy, when in need of spiritual restoration, when preparing for a God-given mission, when wisdom and direction from the Lord is needed, when facing a demon that is deeply lodged and stubbornly refuses to leave a troubled soul, and the list goes on. So often, fasting precedes an extraordinary working of God. Are you willing to get on the fast track? I invite you to join me for a three day fast beginning after dinner on Sunday, March 2 and ending on Wednesday, March 5 with a “break-fast” soup supper at Shepherd’s Gate at 6p between the 5 and 7p Ash Wednesday worship services. Ash Wednesday is 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays which are days of joy and celebration since Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday). Prayer and fasting have been practiced by believers in Jesus for nearly 2,000 years. Want to discover why so many people of faith got on the fast track? Then download a teaching and training on fasting. You may also pick up a hardcopy at our Connection Center at church. Then don’t miss the message on prayer and fasting on Sunday, March 2. Prayerfully consider if you are being prompted by the Lord to enter a time of fasting, whether a total or partial fast.

Sermon Message “Prayer and Fasting” on Sunday, March 2 .

Ash Wednesday worship services are at 5:00 & 7:00pm in the Worship Center. There will be no evening classes for adult, youth or children. Nursery will be available for children 5 and under.
Our congregation-wide call to Prayer and Fasting begins on Sunday, March 2 and ends with a Break-Fast Soup Dinner on Ash Wednesday at 6 pm in the Family Life Center. A donation of $3 for persons 11 years and older will be taken at the door. Children 10 and under are free. The maximum donation per family is only $10. Please sign up at the Connection Center, online or call the office so that we may have enough food and seating for everyone.

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