Posts Tagged: Lent

Lenten seasons over the years

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by Barb Dancer According to Wikipedia:  “In Lent, many Christians commit to fasting, as well as giving up certain luxuries in order to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert for 40 days.”  Growing up Roman Catholic, in my house it was simpler: we gave up chocolate, or maybe all sweets, or… Read more »

Who am I now? What is God calling me to be?

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By Donna Olendorf  Lent begins for me with the imposition of ashes at a quiet Wednesday service that leaves me feeling humbled and blessed. “Remember, Donna, that thou art dust and into dust thou shalt return,” says the priest as she dips her fingers in ashes to make the sign of the cross on my… Read more »

Observe Lent with Grace Church

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The Book of Common Prayer invites us to observe Lent by “self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word” (BCP 265). To help in your observance of a “holy Lent,” Grace will provide a variety of opportunities for worship, study and fellowship. Lent begins with Ash… Read more »

Keeping Lent

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By Katherine Will Music and Worship Coordinator “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” (Ash Wednesday Liturgy, BCP pg. 265). This winter, several of us in the… Read more »