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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. Online Click Here.   Booklets are available at no charge at the church.
  • The Way of Love in Lent Daily Calendar reflections
    Download here. 
  • Daily Prayer: As your day draws to a close experience Evening Prayer with fellow parishioners via zoom meetings.  Go to the Evening Prayer page for an Order of Service and a link to the zoom calli.  Evening Prayer is at 5pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Click here for the Evening Prayer Page.

Sunday Lenten Adult Forum 

Join the Adult Forum video series:  LIFE TRANSFORMED: THE WAY OF LOVE IN LENT immediately following the Sunday 10am worship service -- just continuing watching the livestream for the video presentation. Link is available here

This series of  Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), the forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality. 

Series Introduction

Session 1 Handout 2/21/21

Session 2 Handout 2/28/21

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, participate via livestream or in person at St. Peter's in our 30 minute Wednesday noon service for healing, forgiveness and spiritual nourishment.  Click here for the livestream link.  Click here for information about in-person worship during the pandemic.

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. February 26, March 12 and March 26.  Limit 10 persons per service.

Lenten Study and Discussion

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.via zoom meetings beginning February 23, 2021. Topic:  Christian Mysticism.  Click here for more information.

Lenten Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 9:00am via zoom February 18-March 25 -- series on the Passions of Our Lord Jesus Christ: examining and comparing the different passion narratives from all the gospels and extra-Biblical sources.  For more information, a link and handouts go to the Learn Page.

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 11.  For more information on UTO, go to: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering.  To read about having an attitude of gratitude click here.

Spiritual Saturdays

Taize Service livestream on Sat., March 20 at 11am.

 Watch with the Blessed Sacrament

In Holy Week between Maundy Thursday (April 1) and Good Friday (April 2) 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. Click here for sign up form. We are working to also have a camera livestreaming at the Altar of Repose so the faithful can do a virtual watch.