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Lent 2017

 

Lenten Season, 2017 at St. Paul’s

LENT – A SEASON TO EXAMINE OUR LIVES

The season of Lent provides us with an opportunity to examine our lives and our priorities. For these 40 days, we consider the time Jesus spent in the wilderness trying to find out what it means to be Jesus. We are invited to spend this time figuring out what it means to be ourselves.

Though this is sometimes an unsettling proposition (for there is much about ourselves which frightens and disturbs us) we do so with the knowledge that our lives are holy. There are several opportunities to offer mutual support this season at St. Paul’s. I list a few below for your prayerful consideration:

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper: February 28th at 5:30pm in Gardner Hall.
  • Ash Wednesday service with administration of Ashes: March 1st at 8:30am and 5:30pm at St. Paul’s. You are all invited to join me in fasting that day. After the 5:30pm service at St. Paul’s there will be a simple meal of lentils and rice.
  • Centering Prayer Group: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am in the St. Paul’s Parish House. This weekly group includes an opening prayer or meditation, a 20-minute practice of Centering Prayer (silent sitting),a scripture reading, and a time for discussion. Led by Sister Susanna Margaret.  
  • Sunday Mornings Discussion Group: 9:00am in the Parish to discuss “What is the Bible and how did we get it”. All are welcome
  • Children’s Lenten Program: Wednesdays (March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5) at 5:00pm in the Parish House. For Children in Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.
  • Evening Prayer: Mondays thru Fridays during Lent at 5:o0pm in the Church.
  • Daily Lenten reflections by SSJE: 5 marks of love at the following link: http://ssje.org/ssje/5marksoflove/

Though I realize that many of you have heavy demands upon your time, I invite you to make some space in your consciousness to listen to the voice of God. In the process, you will re-discover your own true voice.

I pray you have a blessed and Holy Lent.

Peace on all of your houses,

John+