February 26 – Ash Wednesday: 12:00 pm in Narthex; 6:00 pm in Parish Hall
March 1 – Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday
March 7 – Prayer Bead Workshop, 10:30 am
March 12 – Family Labyrinth, 4:30 pm
March 13 – Labyrinth, 4:30 pm
March 14 – Labyrinth, 9:00 am
March 18 – Saint Patrick’s Bishop’s Visit at
Wednesday Night Supper, 6:00 pm
March 28 – Lenten Quiet Day, 10:00 am
What is Lent? Lent is a forty day period of prayer and fasting from Ash Wednesday (2/26) until Easter (4/12). During this time we prepare for Christ’s resurrection by penitence and fasting. We practice self-examination and repentance by prayer, fasting, self-denial, and Bible Study. Many people chose to take on or give up something which will strengthen their prayer life. Join us in celebrating a Holy Lent by your own practices or by some of the suggested activities.
Saint Andrew’s Special Lenten Activities
Ash Wednesday – A prayerful service of setting our intentions for a Holy Lent. Join us at Noon in the Narthex for a quiet service, or at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall with Choir and Song.
March 7 • Daughters of the King Prayer Beads Workshop – Come and join Mary Spain to learn about Anglican prayer beads, their history and their use. Materials will be provided to make your own beads, which you can use to enrich your Lenten experience. Prayer beads have been used since at least the 17th century BC by Greeks, Hindus, and others. In the late 20th century, the use of prayer beads was developed within the Episcopal Church, and soon spread to the Methodist Church and other Protestant denominations. There is no wrong way to pray and thus there is no wrong way to use prayer beads. At the workshop, as well as making your own set of prayer beads, there will be discussion of different suggested prayers, or you can develop your own. Come and join us for this fun and thought-provoking event.
Daughters of the King Labyrinth – Walking the labyrinth with prayer, meditation, and intentional focus on the twists and turns helps to move away from the noise and clutter of everyday life and to the center of the Lenten experience. All are invited to come and participate in this walk with God. Labyrinths have been used in a variety of cultures for at least 3,500 years.In the Middle Ages the church adopted the labyrinth to symbolize several things: the hard and winding road to God, a mystical ascension to salvation and enlightenment, or a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for those who could not make the actual journey. Join members of the Daughters of the King at the times listed below to see what the labyrinth might mean to you:
Thursday, March 12: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (Especially for families)
Friday, March 13: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 14: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Prayer Chapel Tables – Throughout Lent, quiet space for prayer, reflection and meditation will be available before, during and after all services. For services in the Narthex, space with kneelers and candles can be found across from the Altar Guild room. For services in the Parish Hall, room A will be transformed with kneelers and candles. Members of the Daughters of the King will be available for intercessory prayer during services.
Lenten Quiet Day – Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Join Diana Blosser for a day of quiet reflection.
Saint Patrick’s Wednesday Night Supper with Bishop Wright – Wednesday, 3/18 at 6:00 pm
Join us for a special Saint Patrick’s Day WNS with the Bishop. Eucharist, 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30, Question and Answer with Bishop Wright 7:00 pm. All activities will be held in the Parish Hall.
Living in the Word
Sundays, 11:30 am (Parish Hall Meeting B) Or, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm (Narthex)
Small group meeting for self-led Bible Study and Prayer surrounding the Gospel lesson of the week. Participants are asked to make a commitment to one group for a six week study. Please sign up for a group of your choice by email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 2/27. Group leadership will rotate and groups will be given instructions on how to lead the study.
Sundays 9:00 am (Parish Hall Meeting B)
Join us for a discussion on the weekly Saints following the Forward Day Lent Madness Calendar. All are invited to join the bracket pool.
Lenten Studies at Home
Lent Meditations by Episcopal Relief and Development
Pick up a free Lenten Meditation Book from Episcopal Relief and Development, sponsored by your Outreach & Evangelism Committee. Meditations focus on sharing love by awareness of our episcopal global relief efforts, especially with children. Each day includes a short scripture and meditation. Join us on Sunday, March 1 as we share about Episcopal Relief and Development in Worship.
Lent Madness is a daily devotion and prayer which studies 40 Saints by using a basketball style bracket playoff. Books may be purchased from the Adult Sunday School, or you may visit us at www.lentmadness.org each day to read the commentary and vote for the Saint of the Day. Participants may participate in national Lent Madness, and with or without the Adult Sunday School Class or Saint Andrew’s Bracket pool.