May you have a holy and blessed Lent!
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The holy Season of Lent stretches from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week. This solemn time is set aside to encourage us to prepare for the celebration of the Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day. And so these "forty days and forty nights" is a time of personal and corporate self-reflection, penitence, and self-discipline as we renew our dedication to our Baptismal Covenant.
Worship Notes for the Season of Lent
- From Ash Wednesday through Holy Week, the celebratory word “alleluia” is omitted at all services during hymns, the Breaking of the Bread, and the Dismissal. (It will return on Easter Day!)
- “Reconciliation of a Penitent, or Penance, is the rite in which those who those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution.” (Prayer Book, p. 861) Some Episcopalians find this to be an important component of their Lenten discipline. To see what this liturgy looks like, read pages 446-452 in The Book of Common Prayer. As the saying goes: "All may, some should, none must!" If you would like to schedule a confession, or simply ask for more information, please contact Charlie Brumbaugh.
- Please join us for Adult Formation in the parish hall “between the services” on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. We are discussing Walter Brueggemann’s Devotions for Lent: A Way Other Than Our Own.
Wounded Heroes Family Ski Week
St. John’s Turkey Dinner
Monday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.
Every year, WHFSW brings about 10 disabled heroes and their families to Breckenridge for a week of skiing, bonding and counseling. WHFSW aims to broaden the heroes’ perception of what they can achieve and to help them reconnect with family members through shared family experiences, enhanced communication and better understanding.
Our St. John’s faith community will provide them with a memorable dinner at beautiful tables with delicious food. Please be kind enough to contribute to this event on Monday, April 3 by signing up to provide food on the lists in the Parish Hall. Checks to support the event are also welcome. Questions? Please contact Liz Wickert at (970) 453-4778 or at AJECWickert@gmail.com.