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It's hard to imagine but John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Denomination, omitted Ash Wednesday and Lent from his liturgy. Most of the Holy Days were omitted except Christmas, Ascension Day and Good Friday. If the days didn't fall on Sunday, he didn't think they were important.

Sometimes the phrase "that's the way we've always done this" isn't the case. 

How much do we really know about how Lent and Easter evolved in our United Methodist Church? I found a great Lent & Easter quiz on The United Methodist Church website. Take a moment and see how much you know about Lent and Easter.

  • 1  What does the term 'Lent,' which comes from 'Lencten,' mean?
    • Time
    • Length
    • Sacrifice
    • spring
  • 2  How did the early church observe Lent?
    • They remembered the mercy and forgiveness of Christ
    • They reconciled relationships among church members
    • They prepared converts for baptism
    • All of the above
  • 3  When did United Methodist start the 'imposition of ashes?'
    • 1877
    • 1933
    • 1992
    • 2008
  • 4  Does The United Methodist Church have official rules for observing Lent?
    • Yes, members should abstain from meat on Fridays
    • Yes, members should fast once a week during Lent
    • Yes, members, should abstain from sweets during Lent
    • All of the above
    • None of the above
  • 5  What do some United Methodists not sing at Lent?
    • Alleluia
    • Doxologies
    • "In the Garden"
    • The communion liturgy
  • 6  Many people fast during Lent. How often did John Wesley fast?
    • Twice a week
    • Twice a month
    • Twice a year
    • Rarely
    • He did not fast
  • 7  When do congregations 'strip the Lord's Table?'
    • At the conclusion of Ash Wednesday worship
    • At the conclusion of Maundy Thursday worship
    • At the conclusion of Good Friday worshi
    • At the conclusion of Holy Saturday worship
  • 8  What does INRI mean on a crucifix
    • Pontius Pilate, Perfect of Rome
    • Nazareth , Kingdom of Jerusalem
    • Sing of the Cross
    • Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews
  • 9. Why are eggs associated with Easter?
    • They symbolize new life
    • They have a shell around the body inside, just as the tomb was around Jesus' body and then was cracked open
    • All of the above
    • None of the above
  • 10  Why do some churches hold Easter sunrise services?
    • Jesus is sometimes called the light of the world
    • The women are said to have come to the tomb early in the morning
    • Easter prayer vigils were often ended as the sun rose
    • All of the above
    • None of the above


    • 1,D, 2. D 3. C, 4. D, 5. A, 6. A, 7. B, 8. D, 9. C, 10. C

We hope to see you on March .6th as we come together to celebrate Ash Wednesday


Pastor Carolyn

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