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Lent 2024: Jesus is Resurrected by Sis. Betty Smoot


“Jesus said unto her, touch me not; for I’m not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God.” 

John 20: 17 


March 27, 2024

Jesus is Resurrected

The Lenten Season is a period of almsgiving, praying, reading scriptures, practicing self-control by fasting or sacrificing a particular pleasure.  It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection at Easter.  During this season, we seek a closer relationship to God to reflect on His goodness, faithfulness, and love for us. We are reminded to be of service to others in our community and our church. Jesus wanted people to know that He is resurrected and that He ascended. Jesus is not bitter from the cruelty He suffered, but is forgiving, kind and loving. He wants His brethren to go in peace and live a life without hate and revenge. 

This Lenten season I pray for peace in our country and the world. There are some who are trying to destroy our democracy by living hateful, deceitful, and revengeful lives. I pray that God changes their hearts to love and kindness to others and gives them a sense of peace.  I pray that they seek the Lord with sincerity and celebrate His resurrection of peace, hope and forgiveness.

                             Sister Betty J.D. Smoot

Church School


Prayer:  Lord, I pray for peace and love for our country and the world. Let your resurrection reflect peace, love, truth, and kindness and be an example to live in your image.  Amen.


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.




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