art by Nicole Jones
Wandering Toward Holy Week
Join us this Lent as we explore the liturgies of Holy Week and how they prepare us to experience the joy of Easter. Our Sunday Forums during Lent will focus on the different themes and moods of each of the Holy Week services: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and the Easter Vigil. See our E-News for details and for articles each week on a different service.
Three simple Lenten practices:
Set aside 5 minutes a day to read from Scripture. The Gospel of Mark is a good place to start.
Set aside 5 minutes a day to listen to God.
Come to Forum.
Living into our Baptism
Every day is an opportunity to pray for grace to renew your baptism! We invite you to continue to use our prayer practice from last Lent:
Deliver us, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.
Open our hearts to your grace and truth.
Fill us with your holy and life-giving Spirit.
Keep us in the faith and communion of your holy Church.
Teach us to love others in the power of the Spirit.
Send us into the world to witness to your love.
Bring us to the fullness of your peace and glory.
Grant, O Lord,
that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son
may live in the power of his resurrection
and look for him to come again in glory;
who lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, pages 305-6
From and with our Parish
Join us in Prayer on Tuesdays and Fridays at Noon or use An Order of Worship for the Evening in Lent at home
From the Society of
St John the Evangelist
SSJE offers a daily meditation and Sunday sermons and sermons during Holy Week
From The Mercy Center
The Mercy Center offers a variety of resources: online resources, scheduled Lenten retreat programs, a place to pray walk a labyrinth, personal quiet days, and personal or guided overnight retreats
From the National Church
A journal for practicing gratitude is offered by the United Thank Offering.
The Episcopal Relief & Development provides daily meditations.
Many other resources are available.