Lent comes early this year, with Ash Wednesday on February 10th, so now is the time to consider how we will observe Lent. Our Lenten worship will include the Great Litany on the first Sunday of Lent, and will take the traditionally penitential tone of Lenten worship, but there is more to Lent than skipping the alleluias.
Lent is the traditional time to prepare for baptism and confirmation. We will host our Bishop for a visit at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church shortly after Easter on April 24th, and he will offer confirmation, reaffirmation, and reception into the Episcopal Church at that service.
A team that I will lead will offer classes for those who are interested in baptism, confirmation, reaffirmation, or reception on Sunday mornings at 9:00AM starting on February 14th. This class will be an opportunity to consider the significance of and prepare for the rites of confirmation, reaffirmation, or reception. Even if you are not considering participating in one of these rites during the Bishop’s visit, the classes will be a way to deepen your spiritual engagement and your understanding of the Gospel.
If you are interested in participating in this class, please let me know. We would like to provide workbooks for participants and will need to know how many to order.
Yours in Christ,