Season of Lent

 

Ash Wednesday ~ February 14, 2018

As we begin the journey through Lent, come to this moving service including beautiful music, the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. The service begins as 7:30 in the sanctuary. 

 

Lenten Study ~ Every Lent, Christians are called to spiritually clean house and reorient mind and heart around God’s powerful, abundant, challenging, healing love. This year, we approach that task with fatigue. Have we been naïve? Have we invested our love poorly?  Are we enough to meet the pain in the world with love? How can we dust ourselves off and prepare the way for Christ, when we feel so lost, angry, assaulted, or ground down by grief and stress?

Let’s start by declaring 40 days of difference (47 with Sundays). God believes this world is worth saving. Let’s take the time to turn ourselves toward that truth and find out where spirituality and service converge in a lifestyle of powerful, abundant, challenging, healing love.

A World Worth Saving by George Hovaness Donigan will be our resource in this season, offering insight, suggestions for daily practices, and ground for reflection. Please join in reading and reflecting with this book throughout Lent. Lenten Study Groups will be held on Sundays (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25) and Wednesdays (2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28). 

If you would like us to set you up with a book and a group, please speak with Pastor Lourey (508-529-9819) or contact Sandra in the church office (508-529-3192).

 

Lent Buddies 2018

The Young at Heart Children and Youth (formerly Sunday School) will be pairing up with Lent Buddies again for this Lenten Season. Lent Buddies are an adult/child match who keep in contact via mail, email, or meeting at coffee hour throughout the Lenten season. If you DO NOT WISH to participate, please let Jessica Murphy know by January 28th. Likewise, if you are eager to be paired up with someone, let me know. The program is as successful as the excitement of our participants! Last year, there were many new friendships formed, and we have all enjoyed watching them grow as the year has gone by. Contact Jessica at jouneywithjessy@gmail.com or 508-208-2906. 



 

 


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