Centering Our Lives on Christ

Detail of the cross located on the Communion table in the Chancel of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.Lent at Shadyside

Lent is a forty-day season in the Church patterned after Christ’s forty days in the wilderness, during which our Lord prepared for His ministry of self-giving, teaching, healing, and giving His life on the cross. During these forty days, Christ’s followers seek to center their thoughts and lives upon Jesus. To do this, we may choose to share in acts of learning, of wellness, and of self-denial: dying to the old self and putting on the new identity centered in the Spirit of God.

Join us as we begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, with the Reverend Dr. John A. Dalles preaching in a service that includes the Lord’s Supper and the ancient custom of the imposition of ashes. Childcare is available.

Lenten Opportunities:

Holy Week:

For even more seasonal opportunities, please visit our online calendar.

Photograph: Detail of the cross located on the Communion table in the Chancel of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. The inscription of “IHS” in the central medallion is a Christogram symbolizing Jesus Christ. The monogram is taken from an abbreviation of the name of Jesus in Greek. Photograph taken by John Mahood, Imagebox Productions.