We gather online on Wednesday, February 17th, with Episcopalians throughout the diocese to mark the beginning of Lent with the Ash Wednesday Observance. Online opportunities for prayer and worship continue throughout the day. https://episcopalpartnership.org/ash-wednesday-lent/
We encourage everyone to take on a spiritual or religious discipline this year in place of what many think of as the traditional fasting practices. Don’t give anything up! COVID continues to force us to give up many of the comforts and joys of life. Instead, adopt a new prayer practice, challenge yourself to read the Gospels or the first five books of the Bible, or join others in reading a daily reflection from A Spring in the Desert by Frank and Victoria Logue (copies available online or from Father Matthew while supplies last). Discussions during Sunday Zoom Coffee Hour will feature readings from this book.
Also, we will be intentionally praying together at our worship services throughout Lent. Any prayers submitted during our online worship services or directly through email or Facebook will be compiled, printed in the Friday E-News, and prayed aloud during worship.