Opportunities for Prayer and Study in Lent

ECS Sunday 

February 28 at 10 a.m.

Our annual celebration of our twenty plus year partnership with Episcopal Community Service. We will also remember and celebrate the legacy of Richard DeKalb. The Rev. David Anderson, Chaplain at ECS will be our guest preacher.

 

Special Children’s Service

March 7 at 10 a.m.

This service will focus on Lenten themes and prayers geared towards kids and their families. All the young at heart are welcome!

 

Taizé Service

March 21 at 10 a.m.

This service will focus on Lenten themes, prayers around the cross and meditative singing.

 

Evening Prayer

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m.

This service will focus on quiet prayer, reflection and scripture reading.

Stations of the Cross for Caregivers

February 19- March 26

Soul Care for Caregivers invites all caregivers and first responders to come together online, each Friday in Lent. In contemplation and conversation,

behold Jesus on the way to Golgotha, walk the way of self-giving, listen to and share stories, find salve for soul, healing for wounds, blessing for life.

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Scriptures, Race, Nation:

Thinking Through our Mystifications  

Virtual Lecture sponsored by

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Saturday, March 16 at 4 p.m.

This year's Helen White Memorial Lecture will feature Professor Vincent L. Wimbush, author of African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures. African Americans have been studying the Bible for over 500 years. This vital tradition of interpretation holds transformative power for all.

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Lenten Meditations

 

Please enjoy a copy of A Path to Wholeness by the

Rev. Russell Levenson, Jr. We are asking for donations of $6 to help offset the cost of the books. They can be found on the table outside of the chapel.

“The ache of the human heart has always been to be made whole. The thrust of the Christian hope is that it can come to that wholeness by way of a personal relationship with God, through Christ. This book is intentionally written as an avenue towards deepening, strengthening, and for some, beginning such a relationship during the forty days of Lent.”

Bread for the Journey

Lenten Bible Study with Ruby Sales

February 24-April 31

Join Freedom Movement activist, public theologian, and teacher Ruby Sales in a six-week Lenten Bible study with a focus on justice, history, legacy, and community. An early leader in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from the time she was a teenager, Sales has a lifetime of groundbreaking work on civil and human rights, as well as nonviolent social change and community formation. Click on the image for more details.

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Adult Forums

A Virtual Lenten Pilgrimage offered by

St. George’s College in Jerusalem

Sundays at 11:30 on Zoom

Six sessions for groups and individuals exploring the geography of the Holy Land, following Jesus from Galilee to Golgotha. Each session will reflect on the theme with questions for exploration.

There are links to short films from the Holy Land.

Every session includes:

  • a five-minute on-site film expanding the theme

  • thought-provoking material on the theme

  • questions for reflection or discussion

  • two on-line discussions with the Dean live from Jerusalem

To register to receive all the material in one email pack please send an email to: resources@sgcjerusalem.org

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Resources for Children & Youth

Singing in the Dark: Ash Wednesday with Children by Luke Fodor suggests ways to observe Ash Wednesday with children

Give Us This Day offers daily reflections with bread recipes that are easy for the entire household. The reflections connect our faith with the world in which we live.

What We Do in Lent by Anne Kitch introduces children to the language and practices of Lent with coloring sheets and engaging activities. 

Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter by Laura Alary teaches children to see Lent as a special time to create space to welcome God. 

Other favorite books for children and youth to read during Lent include:

  • The Legend of Blue Bonnet by Tomie de Paola (Preschool to Grade 3)

  • The Story of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross for Children by Mary Joslin (Preschool to Grade 3)

  • On that Easter Morning by Mary Joslin (Kindergarten to Grade 2)

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Grades 3-6)

  • The Glorious Impossible by Madeleine L’Engle (Grade 4-6)

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Grades 6-9)

Resources for Households

Lenten Practices for Families 

Pretzels for Lent: https://www.faithward.org/lent-pretzels-recipe-and-pretzel-prayer/

Lent, Holy Week and Easter packets

10 Lent ideas for Families: https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/10-lent-ideas/

 

15 Unconventional Lent ideas for Families

https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=15_unconventional_lent_ideas

 

A special acknowledgment to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington for access to many of these resources.