Lenten Wednesdays: Soup, Study, Vespers
During Lent soup suppers are served 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. in the parish hall. Vespers (Evening Prayer) begin at 7:00 p.m. in the nave. The short Vespers service includes a chanted service of light, a psalm and hymn, a bible reading, and prayers.
- 4:00 p.m. Life Stories Workshop
- 5:30 p.m. Soup supper
- 5:45 p.m. Children’s music classes
- 6:00 p.m. Confirmation class
- 6:15 p.m. Lectio Divina; Church History study; Food and Faith study
- 7:00 p.m. Vespers, nave
The children’s music classes continue with their regular schedule except on March 18 during Spring Break.
Lenten Vespers Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
The Tree of Life – Psalms, readings and hymns on the tree of life and the cross of Christ (We will use incense during the Vespers services. It is strongest between the altar and the font.)
Hearing the Promise: Lectio Divina in Lent
Members and friends of the congregation are invited to participate in the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina. This ancient, reflective way of reading scripture elicits personal responses to the reading in the setting of a small, safe group. One group meets Wednesday nights in the basement youth room, 6:15-7:00 p.m. with a 20 minute Lenten Vespers service following. The other group meets Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room 212 on the second floor. The theme for both Lectio classes will be “Hearing the Promise,” reading the Old Testament lessons for the following Sunday.
A Lenten study on food choices made as an expression of Christian faith takes place Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. on the third floor. The book Food and Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread may be purchased online. The Creation Care Team also invites you to consider stewardship of water resources using weekly Lenten reflections provided by the Ecumenical Water Network
A Lenten Fast
The Creation Care Team invites the congregation to observe a Lenten fast by either eating vegetarian one day per week or by engaging in a carbon fast. Vegetarian recipes are accessible on the church’s website to assist with the vegetarian fast.
Service and Mission Opportunities
Baskets of Promise and Soup Supper donations offer ways to serve during lent. Any donations will go to the missionaires we support: David Brondos in Mexico City and Susan Smith in Central African Republic.