Renew your commitment to faithful living this Lent.
This year, St. Paul’s will be offering a number of ways for people to recommit themselves to faithful practices. In addition to the events listed below, St. Paul’s will begin it’s first ever “Listening Campaign.” This will be an important part of meeting our 2013 goals. More details will follow in the next couple of weeks, but if you are interested in being an active part, don’t wait, contact Pastor Joshua (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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It begins on Shrove Tuesday (Feb 12, 6:30p-8p) when we gather together to eat a lot of pancakes and burn the palmsfrom the previous year in order to make ashes. This will also be the first opportunity to sign up for the Easter Vigil Storytelling.
The ashes are then used the following day on Ash Wednesday (Feb 13, 7p), when we are marked with the cross as a sign of our repentance and returning to God. During the service, we are invited into the disciplines of Lent. Devotions will be made available upon request.
Throughout the season, we will also be gearing up and getting ready for the Art of the Passion, an exhibit of 15 artists’ interpretations of the Stations of the Cross. St. Paul’s members are invited to participated through helping construct the gallery walk, record readings for the devotionals, and welcome visitors.
On Wednesday evenings in Lent, we will explore our first Mission Priority: Faithful in Worship. These gatherings will include a light meal, some learning about why we worship like we do, why worship matters (Wed, Feb 20-Mar 20, 6p-7:30), and a family craft. Those preparing for baptism & first communion are especially encouraged to attend. This is also a great event for those interested in becoming a member of St. Paul’s or wanting to renew their faith commitment.
Then Holy Week begins with the celebration of Passion Sunday! The church is sure to be bustling with activity as we open our doors to visitors of the Art of the Passion, celebrate the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, place our worries on the cross at Good Friday, and remember the mighty deeds of God throughout history with smores and laughter at the Easter Storytelling Vigil.