Our Wednesday Lenten soup and bread suppers will start next week in March 13 at 6:00 pm followed by a study for the adults and crafts with Shelley for the kids. The sign-up to bring a pot of soup or a loaf of bread is posted on the bulletin board.
Plan to attend the Lenten Retreat Friday-Saturday, March 29-30, at Bishop’s Ridge/Camp Stoney led by Bishop Michael and the Rev. Meg Hunn as our guides. There will be an optional Mini Pilgrimage to Santuario de Chimayo Friday morning. The rest of the weekend begins with dinner at 6:00 pm at Camp Stoney and ends around 3:00 pm Saturday. More information is on the bulletin board in the parish hall or contact Sue Easterday. Deadline for registration is March 15. Half scholarships may be available. Contact Jacque Foutz or Father Guy for information on a scholarship.
As you may remember, Father Guy is prescribing a common Lenten Fast for this year. The intention is that we have a single, common practice by which we, though going about our own daily business, are binding ourselves to the identity of being One Church. The fast will be simple: just replace your noon meal on the Fridays in Lent with noontime prayers (page 103 or 138 of the Prayer Book), and save the money you would have spent on lunch to be given to the outreach ministries of the church. This will both a personal discipline and a way for us to walk Lent as a parish community.
You may of course take on other disciplines, and if you feel the need to discuss them, Fr. Guy is happy to have that conversation with you. But he does ask, if it is possible, for you take on this one practice as we, the Church, walk Lent together.