Lent is a time to break down idols and to direct our attention to our loving Lord. The question is: ‘Are we like Judas, who was so overcome by his sin that he could not believe in God’s mercy any longer… or are we like Peter who returned to his Lord with repentance and cried bitterly for his sins?’ The season of Lent, during which winter and spring struggle with each other for dominance, helps us in a special way to cry out for God’s mercy. – Henri Nouwen (from A Cry for Mercy)
The season of Lent, the 40 day period before Easter, is a time of reflection, repentance, and starting fresh in our relationship with God and each other. At All Saints' there are several opportunities for adults and kids to make the most of this special time.
Worship - Ash Wednesday and the Sundays during Lent are opportunities to reflect on ourselves and our relationships, for things done and left undone. Come worship with us on Ash Wednesday (February 13th) at 7:30 am, 12:10 pm, and 7:30 pm.
Children (ages 4-9) - Our Little Saints Sunday program will feature "The Faces of Easter" from the Godly Play series, which teaches young children about the Lenten journey and celebrates the risen Christ. Sundays from 10:15-11:00 am.
Youth (ages 10-high school) - Beginning on February 20th through March 20th we'll take a break from our usual activities and journey through Lent with the popular curriculum The Way to Live. Dinner at 6:00 pm, program from 6:45-7:30.
Adults - The practice of spirituality begins with story: who are we? What makes a community? What does it mean to belong? What gets in the way of our quest for wholeness? Come join your fellow parishioners for a simple dinner and discussion as we take first steps in exploring these questions. Dinner at 6:00 pm, program at 6:45, night prayer at 7:30.