Lent is a time of preparation leading up to Easter. It is a chance to focus on the life, ministry, and sacrifice of Jesus. Tradition has churches wait until the last week before Easter to examine the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. Often, this means that congregations rush through some of the most important stories about Jesus. This year, Two Rivers will use this seven-week period of Lent to take a closer look at the last days of Jesus. This series, entitled “Forsaken,” will walk through the last few chapters of the Gospel of Matthew. Starting with the Last Supper on March 5, we will examine who Jesus was betrayed, denied, disappointed, abandoned, sentenced, and finally executed.