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Lent 2016 - Reclaiming God's Gift of Time
Want to actually get to living the way you hope to live?
Check out the centuries-old monastic tradition of creating a Rule of Life this Lent
Join with the brothers this Lent in focussing on God as the Chief Gardener of our Souls, and in seeking out ways to grow into the fullness God desires. Just as stakes and lattices nurture the growth of young plants, so too can spiriutal disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being. This series uses a tool from monastic spiriutality called a 'rule of life' to explore and cultivate our relationship with God, Self, Others and Creation. It's an exciting opportunity to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.
The series is designed for both individuals and small groups. To follow along on your own, visit www.SSJE.org/growrule to sign up for the short daily videos during Lent. (or #growrule)
If you'd like to gather together with others who are following the series for discussion and learning in community, Elsa would be happy to facilitate a small group.
Contact Elsa to let her know of your interest.
Also in Lent:
Don't forget to check out the 2016 bracket on our bulletin board and log onto www.lentmadness.org to keep up with the 2016 competition between great Christian saints. Who will win the golden halo this year? Learn more about our ancestors in faith while having some fun with this popular and growing Lenten competition. It's a great way to share some church traditions with friends and family outside the church, too.
Consider joining our Wednesday morning Bible study during Lent this year. We meet each week at 10:30 and explore the readings for that upcoming Sunday's service. More info is HERE
The Rite of Reconciliation
Lent is a good and thoughtful time to do a searching and fearless moral inventory of oneself. If you have looked within and would like to formally place yourself in the light of God's forgiveness through the Rite of Reconciliation (also known as confession), you can contact our priest, Elsa Worth, to make an appointment to meet with her in the church.