Some may have noticed the numbering of days in my posts and wondered about my counting. You may have noticed that the Sundays are not “counted” in the days of Lent.
The Season of Lent is comprised of 40 days beginning with Ash Wednesday (17 March in 2021). But these 40 days do not include Sundays. Sundays in every season are considered a “little Easter” because it is the day we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. While the tone in Lent may be more subdued, this day affirms our hope that death is not the end of life but leads to a new relationship with God.
Here is the Marty Haugen song we sung at Sunday service today (28 February) as we received Word and Sacrament for the Lenten journey.