Pick from the Patch listing of churches for your worship choice.
With many churches in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, there are numerous choices for local worshipers to celebrate Easter. Some places will have sunrise services for Easter and others will have Easter Egg hunts for the children. Here are the Patch listings for the local churches with a listing of some of their Good Friday services. Complete schedules are contained on the church websites: Check with your favorite church or go to its website for a complete schedule of services. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter,"like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
The start of the Christian Lenten season begins Wednesday.
Feb. 13 marks Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten season for many Christian religions including Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday takes place 40 days before Easter. Sundays that fall during that timeframe are not included in the 40-day count. On Ash Wednesday, many Christians will go to church to receive a cross of ashes on their forehead. The ashes are used as a sign of repentance to God. During lent, many Christians fast and repent to reflect upon Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. It’s customary for Catholics to not eat meat on Fridays during lent. Many also give up something they would otherwise enjoy during this time. …