Lent is a time of preparation and anticipation of the Holy Week and Easter event.
We are called to this time of self-examination, prayer, fasting, and introspection as preparation to celebrate Easter. We reflect on what we need to change in our lives in order to live responsibly and lovingly as a member of the created world. I hope you’ll join us as we look more deeply at the observance of Lent over the next 40 days, take a fearless moral inventory of our lives, and look for ways to find more love, peace, and fulfillment.
Please read below for Lent resources on:
- ZOOM Bible Study during the month of March (Wednesdays at 1pm)
- Tuesday Table Services (with Rev. Scott on YouTube)
- Lent Garden (weekly interactive activities and readings)
- Devotional Book (Reading Through the Gospel of Mark)
ZOOM Bible Study
Wednesdays at 1pm during the month of March
Join Melanie Dow who will be leading a bible study called “Countdown to Easter—a Read, Write and Live It Bible Study”.
There is a booklet available that can be delivered to your place if you would like to participate. Booklets are also available even if you are unable to join at that time.
Please contact Melanie Dow (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-669-2852) if you would like to participate and/or receive a copy of the booklet.
Join us for our Tuesday Table communion services in Lent.
They are available on our YouTube channel each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Have some bread and juice nearby to participate in the sacrament.
Click here to download the liturgy and follow along.
Enrich this holy season in unique and evocative forms as we celebrate communion in an intimate and serene gathering.
You will feel blessed in these special services of communion.
(Weekly Link included at the end of this description)
Enjoy your journey through the Lent Garden each week. Start by clicking on the bible on the park bench. With one click you will open up a collection of daily bible readings, children’s bible story readings, prayers, and questions to think about throughout each week. Once you’ve got these devotions at hand, go ahead and click around the rest of the garden to discover so much more.
Each of the itty bitty library boxes behind the park bench (there may be one or two to click on each week) unlock one or two video recordings of a wonderful bible story read by a church leader for everyone to enjoy. These stories come from the bible story books listed in the weekly devotions.
The hanging flower basket will take you on a weekly adventure of garden musings and gardening ideas with Kristine O’Brien, an avid gardener and thoughtful minister.
The guitar leaning against the tree sings out a brand new or much loved hymn or song that will connect you to our weekly bible stories and themes. You’ll want to sing along with all of these talented musicians.
Are you feeling like going for a walk? Click on the wooden door and walk into a world of labyrinth visits, reflections and finger labyrinth opportunities.
Is it time to be creative? The garden gnome reveals a simple craft idea that makes use of materials that you likely already have at home.
And when it’s time for something to eat, click on the picnic basket for a new recipe or two to try out at home.
Check out this week’s Lent Garden!
Lent 5: March 21, 2021 https://bit.ly/3t4bxku
Previous Garden links:
Lent 4: March 14, 2021 https://bit.ly/3ablBzx
Lent 3: March 7, 2021 https://bit.ly/2YkXvN
Lent 2: February 28, 2021 https://bit.ly/36Cv0PZ
Lent 1: February 21 https://bit.ly/3cj3PwV
Ash Wednesday: February 17, 2021 https://bit.ly/3oydAKs
Devotional Book for Lent 2021
If you would like to receive a printed copy of this year’s Lent Devotional book, created by Tori Smit (Regional Minister for Faith Formation, Synod of CNOB), please contact Melanie Dow (email@example.com) or call the church and leave a message (519-669-2852)
To download your own copy, click here.