LENTEN FAITH CONVERSATIONS –
Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:15, March 13, 20, 27, and April 3.
We meet on Thursday evenings for soup, supper, and conversation. This will be a four week program, and you can come for any or all of them. The Rev. Lyn G. Brakeman, Priest Associate, will facilitate the conversations on various spiritual themes. No preparation or homework is required; any sharing is voluntary and confidential; all are welcome—your presence is enough. We’ll take turns bringing food to share. You can sign up at Coffee Hour if you would like to come for any or all. And if you can only come on the spur of the moment – please do!
DAILY LENTEN MEDITATIONS
Offered by the Society of St. John the Evangelist
The daily video meditation offered by the monks of SSJE has begun, based on the Gospel of John. Love/Life: Living the Gospel of Love, provides the opportunity to pray and meditate on a daily reflection. We’ll schedule a few gatherings during the season so that we can share our responses together. For more information, and to subscribe to the series, go to this link:
A Suggestion for Personal Reading in Lent from the Rev’d Dick Simeone
There are countless possibilities for personal reading in Lent. One I highly recommend is The Last Week by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, (HarpersSanFrancisco) available from Amazon in print or Kindle. Using the Markan text, the only one of the four Gospels that follows a day by day chronology of Holy Week, the book explores the depth and meaning of Holy Week. Drawing us more deeply into this pivotal week for Christians, it provides rich opportunities for prayer and reflection in preparation for celebrating the most important days in the Church Year. Commenting on this work, the late Peter Gomes, long time minister of Memorial Church at Harvard, wrote: “If there is one book for the redemption of Holy Week, this is it. Lent can not be better concluded than with this expert guide through the passion to Easter. This is a ‘must read’ for clergy and laity.” May it be a fruitful resource for your Lent pilgrimage this year. —The Rev’d Dick Simeone.