an invitation to engage your body, mind and spirit
in prayer and reflection on the seven last words of Christ
Please join us on Good Friday to reflect on the seven last words of Christ, using a poetry and image resource entitled “Seven Christs” created by Steve de Paul. A series of portable cards with “Seven Christs” will be available for those who wish to walk in the outdoor labyrinth.*
“Seven Christs” will also be available inside the church on a video loop along with “lap size” paper labyrinths for those who chose to remain indoors.
Beyond Good Friday, the outdoor labyrinth will be permanently available, painted on Ascension’s driveway, just outside the backdoors. Resources for using the labyrinth will soon be available on the website.
Our thanks to Hans Posthuma for painting the labyrinth.
*Diana Partridge and Linda Posthuma will be facilitating the outdoor walk and the indoor “walk” will be self-directed.
April 10th – Palm Sunday
- 9am -Service of the Word on Zoom
- 11am – Holy Eucharist at the church
April 11th – Holy Monday
- 8:30pm – Compline at the church
April 14th – Maundy Thursday
- Home Prayers at Dinner
- 7:30pm – Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing at the church
April 15th – Good Friday
- 10am – All-Ages Way of the Cross Service
(This service will be a hybrid, at the church and on Zoom. Email Rhonda for the Zoom link)
- 11am – Labyrinth Walk at the church (outside)
- 12pm – Liturgy of Good Friday at the church
a pre-recorded service will be provided
April 17th – Easter Sunday
Lent is a season of turning our attention away from temptation and distraction and towards God and God’s will for our lives and the world. We make space to make our relationship with God a priority, taking stock of the ways in which we have failed to do that and the ways in which God nonetheless continues to be faithful to us.
This year, you are invited into a particular Lenten discipline of gratitude. Fast from complaining and grasping and focus instead on the good and growing things God has placed in your life. Find ways to see God at work even in the hard things. Let your gratefulness overflow in acts of love and generosity.
Some specific practices to consider:
- Keep a daily journal, in which you record not only the things for which you are grateful but the experience of discovering and naming them.
- Say grace at every meal. (download a selection here)
- Send a thank you note to at least one person each week.
- Find ways to share those things for which you are thankful with people who may not have such easy access to them.
- Use these weekly reflections and prayers, drawing on the Psalms appointed for use in Lent.
- Join in an Evening Prayer service every Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Lent, March 9-April 13. Contact Karen McBride for the Zoom link.