LENT at St. Peter’s: “Deep & Wide”
The season of Lent, that begins on Wednesday, February 14, is traditionally a time of preparation when through a variety of spiritual disciplines Christians open themselves up to God’s presence and power.
This Lent, as people struggle to find joy and hope in all the conflict and uncertainty, I wonder how the resurrection might take on new meaning if we chose to live these forty days with a renewed sense of hope and optimism that was grounded in the belief that God is in the business of bringing life out of the shadow of death.
This Lent I invite you to find one way to live into hope, one way to show the world that with God all things are possible. Volunteer at your local school or library. Pick up trash in your neighborhood. Invite people over for dinner, even people you don’t know. Write thank you notes to your friends and enemies. Write letters to your elected officials. Attend rallies for causes you believe in. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee every day. This Lent commit to making a difference through tiny acts of compassion that proclaim loud and clear that we worship a God who makes all things new. Prepare for the events of Holy Week by living into the promise they proclaim. Live into hope and show the world that with God, life, and not death, always has the last word. Blessings on the Journey, Rev. Paul Barrett, Lead Pastor
Begin your Lenten Journey - Lenten Daily Devotional 2018
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, March 25
Services at 8:00AM, 9:15AM and 11:00AM
Palm Sunday celebrated at all worship services as we celebrate Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem!
3:30PM Concert - Messiah, by George Frederick Handel
Maundy Thursday Service, March 29
7:00PM in Reeves Hall
A beautiful Communion service 'in the round' for Maundy Thursday. Walk the labyrinth, visit with a prayer minister, light a candle offering, or remain in your seat for quiet contemplation. All are welcome. Held in Reeves Hall. Childcare Available.
Good Friday Service, March 30 Tenebrae Worship Service
7:30PM in Sanctuary
A quiet and solemn Tenebrae Service of Shadows remembering the crucifixion and death of Jesus. A powerful service with choir and congregational music.