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Like the ancient story of the Exodus, Lent is a journey from captivity to freedom. From Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (not including Sundays, "mini-Easters" anticipating the big day!), the 40 days of Lent are set aside to help us increase the freedom in our lives. To tell the truth about ourselves and our world, to change our hearts and our ways, and to participate in God's work of breaking chains of injustice, apathy, violence, despair - even the chains of death itself!

"Breaking the Chains" is an engaging, family-friendly, creative Lenten resource, inviting all of us to let words of Scripture and daily practices of liberation be our guides through this mysterious season.

Each day, break a link in the paper chain (purple links for the 40 days of Lent, and white links for the seven Sundays) and practice resurrection.

Take part in God's chainbreaking, art-making, world-changing grace - all the way to the joyful freedom of Easter morning!

Instructions:

At the bottom of this page, you will see a document attached:  This includes instructions and the printable chains.

Print off these sheets and then follow the instructions included.

In addition to this creative project, you can also explore Lent through our Lenten Prayer Series.  Go to this Link Lenten Prayer Practices to find out more.