|Another Idea for Lent...|
Monday, February 20, 2017
Lent begins on March 1 (next Wednesday) with Ash Wednesday. We will be having an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 p.m. (normal Bible study will be moved up to directly after the service so people don't have to go out twice). The ashes were sent to us by Rev. Pattiann Bennett and blessed by her.
We will be following the Society of St. John the Evangelist program - the 5 Marks of Love - for Lent, and you can either sign up for them to send you an email once a day in your mailbox, or take a look online at our website here on a daily basis for a link to the proper video and commentary. Their program actually begins February 26, with an introduction. Then each week has the themes of Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure.
One additional suggestion for Lent is to choose one prayer from the Prayer Book. Each morning, before you get out of bed, recite the prayer. At the end of Lent (or sooner if you wish), we'll talk about why you chose the prayer you did, what meaning it had for you before you began, if anything has changed, and what you think of the practice - if it changed the tone of your day at all.
We are going to see if we will be able to get a supply priest for Easter (4/16), and we'll let you know about that closer to the time.
Thanks everyone! Let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.