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Opportunities for Prayer and Study in the Season of Lent

Taizé Service, March 19 at 7 p.m.: This service will focus on Lenten themes, prayers, and meditative singing.

Evening Prayer, March 2 – April 12: Evening Prayer returns in Lent. It will take place every Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel. Come join Emily and your fellow parishioners for this 20-minute service of prayer, scripture reading, and quiet contemplation. Make Evening Prayer a part of your Lenten discipline this year.

Stations of the Cross, March 8-April 1: This year we are adding a new opportunity to deepen our Lenten observance by offering Stations of the Cross every Wednesday from 5:30-6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. We will be using Kathrin Burleson’s paintings and accompanying reflections from her book The Soul’s Journey to journey with Jesus and to contemplate the meaning of the cross for ourselves. If you can’t join us for one of these Wednesday offerings, the artwork and reflections will remain in the Sanctuary throughout Lent. You are welcome to participate in this time of prayer on your own.

Adult Forums, March 5 – April 2: For Adult Forum in Lent we will meet to pray together in the library. Using a Buddhist love meditation (Metta), we will pray for ourselves, those we love, those we do not know, and those we dislike (or hate). This will be done in the format of Morning Prayer and the beatitudes. Consider joining us in the library at 9:15 on Sunday (each Sunday in March and April 2) as a Lenten discipline to ready yourself for the Eucharist and to orient yourself for the week to come.

Lent Madness, March & April: Based loosely on the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in a single-elimination bracket as they compete for the coveted Golden Halo; people vote for their favorite saint. This all kicks off on “Ash Thursday,” March 1st, and will continue throughout the 40-day season of Lent. Like that other March tournament, there will be drama and intrigue, upsets and thrashings, last- minute victories and Cinderellas. If you’re looking for a Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful, join the Lent Madness journey. Please pick up an information sheet and a bracket on the table outside the chapel or in the church office.

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