Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on
Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent
in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his
Lent is a very personal time for individuals, so The United Methodist Church does not have official guidelines on how individuals should observe Lent. Some choose to give up a certain food, however a spirit of fasting can include restriction of activities such as television watching, shopping or social networking. Some choose to give away clothing or possessions, give time by volunteering or increase time spent in prayer.
At Washington Farm, our practice has been to celebrate the beginning of Lent with a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday. Then the next five Tuesdays we come together for Soup Suppers.
This year our Pancake Supper is Tuesday, February 28 from 6-6:45 PM. Our Soup Suppers are traditionally prepared and served by groups and individuals within the church. Soup will be served from 6-6:30 PM and at 6:30-6:45 PM Philip will present a Bible Study. This year our soups come from Bread & Broth: A Lenten Study. There will be only one soup each week and the recipe will be provided.
March 7 - Lentil Soup and Whole Wheat Bread
March 14 - Vegetable Soup and Round Graham Bread
March 21 - Chicken Soup and Pumpkin Bread
March 28 - Potato Soup and Pumpernickel Bread
April 4 - Beef Barley Soup and Herb Bread