LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

The Season of Lent presents many opportunities for renewal, reconciliation and spiritual discovery at St. Peter’s and in the Diocese.  Please plan to avail yourself of the many opportunities to engage more fully in the following events and activities:

Daily Lenten Meditation and Prayer

  • Forward Day by Day booklets provide wonderful daily
    meditations following the Daily Lectionary.
    Booklets are available at no charge at the church.

 

  • Daily Prayer: Come experience Morning or Evening Prayer in the church to begin or end your day.
    The light is especially wonderful streaming into the church evenings this time of year.  Come early and enjoy the quiet, and then soothe your soul with 20 minutes of scripture and prayers
    in the ancient tradition of this Anglican worship.  Morning Prayer on Mondays at 9:30am and
    Saturdays at 8:30am; Evening Prayer on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5:30pm.
  • Wednesday Noon Eucharist and Healing Service:  When we hurt others and God we have the
    sacrament of reconciliation where our sins are forgiven.  When we are hurt ourselves – physically,
    emotionally, spiritually—we have the sacrament of anointing.  This Lenten season, come to the 30 minute
    Wednesday noon service for healing, forgiveness and spiritual nourishment.

Walking the Way of the Cross

Every other Friday at 7pm in the church you are invited to walk the way of the cross in this ancient rite of Stations of the Cross.  For 30 minutes we will walk around the church as the faithful have done for centuries stopping to remember and pray at the 14 stations from Jesus’ condemnation to death by Pilate through his walk to Mt Calvary and death on the cross to his being laid in a tomb.  Enter into being a witness to Christ’s passion by participating in Stations of the Cross. March 6, March 20, April 3

Lenten Study and Discussion

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall beginning March 3, 2020. Topic:  Christian Mysticism.  Click here for more information.

Almsgiving:  UTO Mite Boxes

Pick up your United Thank Offering
(UTO) Mite box at church.  Every time you
are blessed, put a coin in the box.
Boxes will be collected at the UTO Ingathering on the Second Sunday of
Easter, April 19.  For more information
on UTO, go to: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering.

Spiritual Saturdays

Come to St. Peter’s 10am Saturdays in
Lent and try some spiritual practices:

  • Lenten Launch Retreat Feb 29 Begin your Lenten observances with a two hour retreat in the church.  All are welcome -- bring your Bible.  Materials will be provided.
  • Spiritual Walking  March 14 Treat your soul to some spiritual walking -- weather permitting we'll walk around the church and people will have opportunity to walk a labyrinth.  Rev. Adele will provide information and
    guidance to help you get the most out of this experience.
  • Taize: A Service of Prayer, Word and Meditative Song March 28. A simple service of short chants, prayers, Scripture and silence. It is a time to rest in God, letting the words-- heard and sung-- permeate one's heart and soul. The silences are generous. 

Watch with the Blessed Sacrament

In Holy Week between Maundy Thursday
and Good Friday the Reserved Sacrament is taken out of the church to the Altar
of Repose and the faithful are asked to watch for one hour at a time, in
remembrance of Jesus’ time in the Garden of Gethsemane before his
crucifixion.  Sign up at coffee hour to
watch for one hour on April 9 & 10.