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During Lent, world's Christians set aside time for reflection, sacrifice

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Margaret Waltrip, a member of the altar guild at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston, and the Rev. A.J. Wollenburg, change the altar linen in the church to prepare for today's Ash Wednesday service. Purple represents passion, and the linens will remain through Holy Thursday. Michelle Felter, Staff
SIKESTON -- Today, Christians will begin a 40-day period of repentance, fasting and sacrifice during the season of Lent. And Church leaders urge that individuals make it a time of spiritual renewal, in an effort to grow closer with the Lord.

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