Opportunities for Prayer and Study in Lent
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!
March 21 at 10 a.m.
This service will focus on Lenten themes, prayers around the cross and meditative singing.
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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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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
Pretzels for Lent: https://www.faithward.org/lent-pretzels-recipe-and-pretzel-prayer/
10 Lent ideas for Families: https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/10-lent-ideas/
15 Unconventional Lent ideas for Families
A special acknowledgment to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington for access to many of these resources.