Looking forward to Lent - For those who are interested there will also be a Churches Together Zoom Meeting each Thursday evening at 7.30pm starting on 25th Feb - so that we can share our lenten journey together.
This year we invite you to join with the Church of England’s “Live Lent 2021” called God’s Story Our Story. It is based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, Living His Story by Hannah Steele. From Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Sunday (4 April), there will be six reflections for each week, written by Stephen Hance, the Church of England’s National Lead for Evangelism and Witness. Each reflection will include a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer. Additionally, each week will have a unifying theme and an action to be taken during the week.
Register on line to have the meditations delivered free daily to your phone or computer.
Info can be found at https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/livelent-2021-church-resources-gods-story-our-story
Or Google Live Lent 2021
Half way down the page is an invitation to sign up to the reflections…. I have done it, and it should work!
The daily reflections can also be bought as a booklet from Church House Publishing (£1.99) (you can preview online before you buy!) Booklets may be slightly cheaper bought in bulk - so if you would like me to order a book for you please tell me so as soon as possible. I already have a few - so let me know if you want one!
We also have:
- The 40 ideas sheet for children and families prepared by Keith Callard ( Reader at St Mary’s ) to help us all enjoy Living Lent together.
- From Together at Home a self care sheet for Lent. They say "In a really challenging season why not focus on self-care this Lent. Here are 40 self-care ideas to choose from, why not pick one each day and give yourself a boost of positivity.. "
Do you need prayers?
We have a small group of intercessors who will continue to pray confidentially for those who ask for prayers. If being held in prayer in that way is something you would like, please talk to Roni 339962 / 07533376880 or Jenny 07379345967.
Together or apart - let us continue to hold one another in prayer, and where possible to reach out in love and service.
With my love and prayers, Be safe, keep well and keep warm, and God bless you,