Churches prepare for Easter through season of Lent

SERVICE AND SACRIFICE—Congregations celebrate Lent byfinding ways to help others and serve their communities.In the 40 days leading up to Easter, many Christians dedicate themselves to prayer and spiritual discipline in anticipation of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Lent represents Christ’s journey through the wilderness, and some believers mark the season by abstaining from guilty pleasures like coffee, chocolate or meat during this time of reflection and penance.
But David Ander...

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