The season of Lent begins on February 22 and ends on the Saturday before Easter, April 8. Lent, a tradition from the early centuries of church history, is a season of preparation preceding the celebration of Easter, focused on repentance. Speaking biblically, to repent means to make a change in our attitudes, words, and lifestyle. Beginning when we first trust Christ, and continuing throughout our lives, we turn more and more away from sin and self-centeredness and instead turn more and more to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Meaning of Lent
Click HERE for information on what Lent is and what it means to observe the season of Lent as we prepare to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.
Lent Devotional 2023
A weekly worship devotional to lead the church in practicing repentance, trusting in God's gracious and steadfast love as we prepare to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. For individuals, groups, and families. Available HERE and in the church gallery.
WEPC Lent 2023 Playlist
Listen to this soundtrack (West End Presbyterian Church RVA on Spotify) to sing along with Lenten songs of repentance and dependence on God. Many of these songs are sung in our worship services and are also used in our Lent 2023 Devotional.
Ash Wednesday Service
February 22, 2023
PDF of Ash Wednesday Service Bulletin
Watch the Ash Wednesday Service live:
Lenten Hymn Sing
April 2 / 9AM / Chapel
Come and join us in singing Lenten hymns and hymns of praise, followed by food and fellowship in room 810. Vocal leadership and piano accompaniment will be provided by members of WEPC music teams. Find program and links to the hymns HERE.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
April 6 / 7 PM / WEPC Sanctuary
This service commemorates the night Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper, washed the disciples’ feet, prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, and was betrayed, arrested, and taken away for trial. Called Maundy Thursday, (from mandatum, the Latin origin of “mandate”) it refers to Christ’s mandate to serve one another, which He demonstrated by the washing of feet. We gather to worship, to remember His work on the cross, to celebrate communion, and to respond to Christ’s mandate to serve each other. No nursery provided; children are welcome. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
Good Friday Communion Service
April 7 / 7 PM / WEPC Sanctuary
We encourage individuals and families to use this day to pray and reflect on the significance of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. This service of corporate prayer, Scripture reading, confession, and celebration of our Lord's death helps us to consider and respond to the crucifixion and atonement of Jesus Christ for us. No nursery provided; children are welcome. An offering will be taken for the WEPC Deacon’s Fund.
April 9 / 9 & 10:30 AM / WEPC Sanctuary
Jesus Christ is risen! Please join us for our regular Sunday Worship.