LENTEN SERIES STUDY

"Life Transformed: The way of Love in Lent"

SESSION 1  Led by Rev. Pamela Radke.

Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ( Romans 6: 3-11) As Christians, we are continually called to repent  and be renewed in faith.  This session introduces the Way of Love and invites participants to reflect on themes of repentance and the new life we have in Christ through baptism.  Participants consider spiritual  practices of turning away from tbe spiritual forces of evil and sin, and turn toward Christ.


SESSION 2  Led by Rev. Christie Leavitt

Israel's Deliverance at the Red Sea ( Exodus 14:10-15:1) God's people prayed throughout their Exodus from slavery in Egypt: The Israelites cried out to God; Moses cried out on behalf of the people; Miriam gave thanks with tambourines and dance.  This session invites participants to learn and practice varieties of prayer.


SESSION 3 Led by Rev. Rick Smallwood

Learn Wisdom and Live ( Proverbs 8 1-8, 19-21,4b-6). As wisdom says: "My fruit is better than gold, and my

yield than choice silver". This session will take a careful look at the gift of wisdom through the practice of

reading Scripture.  Participants will leave with a model for " holy reading".


SESSION 4 Led by Rev. Lionel Starkes

A New Heart and A New Spirit ( Ezekiel 36:24-28 ) Blessed by God, we can bless others and bear new life in

the world.  This session examines the scriptural call to be freed from idols and given a new heart.  Participants

explore their ties to modern day "idols" ( work, money, power, etc.) to see what practices can be transformed

into blessings for the sake of the world. 


SESSION 5/Bless

"The valley of Dry Bones" ( Ezekiel 37: 1-4 ). On Easter morning we go from the tomb into the world, ready to take up Jesus' life and mission, and to share resurrection hope in our words and actions.  This session invites participants to craft an action plan based on the Baptismal Covenant, and to discern how they could "GO" to join God's mission of border crossing, transformation, and healing.


SESSION 6/Worship

"The gathering of God's People" (Zephaniah 3:12-20 ). This session includes a clear call to worship God and give thanks for all God's blessings.  Participants try out practices designed to help them see the glory of God in all things, turning life itself into an act of worship.


SESSION 7/Worship: "The Empty Tomb". (Luke 24:1-12). On Easter morning, we go from the tomb into the world, ready to take up Jesus' life and mission, and to share resurrection hope in our words and actions.  This session invites participants to craft an action plan based on the Baptismal Covenant, and to discern how they could "GO" to join God's mission of border-crossing, traansformation, and healing.







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The school supplies pictured were delivered to Harley Harmon at the end of August by Pam, Nancy Curry and son Eric as well as friend Dee, and Carolyn. At the middle of September Carolyn made another delivery totally of backpacks. Thank you, Rose Marie!

Recently we had a month-long special donation jar the proceeds of which to be sent to Episcopal Relief and Development – specifically the disaster fund. Throughout the summer and into the present time with hurricane Michael, the Episcopal Relief and Development has been and still is actively in all locations doing what they do so well—meeting immediate needs as they have arisen and then staying for the long period of recovery. That almost always takes years. The total we were able to send is $648 and change!!

Thank you all so much for participating in and contributing to our outreach ministries. Without all of us working together we would be able to do very little.

 


Poster by Maarianna Gorczyca

Guiding Eyes For The Blind was the recipient of our Lenten Outreach from a past project.  The individual dogs represent donations equal to $10.  Thanks to the generosity of our Parishioners, Guiding Eyes for the Blind received a total of $620.