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Lent 2019 – Resources

You are Invited to 2019 Holy Week

Wednesday Lenten Services Schedule

Tuesday Evening Lenten Study, 7 pm at St. Patrick’s 

St. Pat’s Lenten Meditation Service 

Our Lenten Meditation Service was held on Thursday, April 4 @ 6:30. Our leader will be Tom White-Hassler. Join us for scripture, prayer, meditation and song. 

April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday) The Sunday of the Passion

“Let these branches be for us signs of his victory, and grant that we who bear them in his name may ever hail him as our King, and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life.”

Collect for the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen (Book of Common Prayer, p. 219).

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April 7, 2019 (Fifth Sunday in Lent) The Way of Love in Lent – REST 

Read: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Reflect: It has been said that we don’t take a sabbath, but rather make sabbath. Rest is an intentional act. Do you currently have a practice of reserving a block of time each day, week, or month for sabbath rest? If so, how does it restore you? If not, what has the effect of that lack felt like? Lent is a chance to reevaluate our patterns of living. Is God calling you to explore the gift of sabbath this Lent?

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March 31, 2019 (Fourth Sunday in Lent) The Way of Love in Lent – BLESS 

READ Ezekiel 36:24-28

REFLECT: Blessing is necessarily relational, an affirmation of our belovedness as fellow children of God. Take a few minutes to consider what you have spent the most time, money, or worry on in the last week. What amount of attention or time do they take relative to resources spent in direct relationship with God? Did these things keep you from blessing others? Or are they a blessing?

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March 24, 2019 (Third Sunday in Lent) The Way of Love in Lent – LEARN

READ Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6

REFLECT: When we are dedicated to learning more about God’s wisdom through relationship with Jesus and with others, we open ourselves up to God’s holy word made manifest in all with whom we come in contact. How often do you spend time reading the Bible? What wisdom have you gleaned from its pages?

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March 17, 2019 (Second Sunday in Lent) The Way of Love in Lent – PRAY 

READ Exodus 14:10-15:1

REFLECT: Prayer is one of the essential components of walking the Way of Love. Yet, some people can find it intimidating, frustrating, or hard to practice. Which of the prayer styles from the catechism speak to you? Is there one that comes naturally?

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March 10, 2019 (First Sunday in Lent) The Way of Love in Lent – Turn 

READ Romans 6:3-11

REFLECT: In his letter to the Romans, Paul lays out his theological belief that baptism is the turning point in our new life with Christ. It is the time that we leave the life of sin and death behind us to be born to life that is eternal. What are the places in your life that need to be turned back to God so that new life can break forth?

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