Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, falls on February 10, this year. On that day there will be three Eucharists, with the imposition of ashes, at 7:30 am and Noon; and a 6 pm Family and Choral Eucharist service.
Once again, St. Paul’s will host Lenten Suppers on Tuesday evenings, February 16, February 23, March 1 and March 8. Dinner will be served in the Great Hall at 5:30 pm, and at 6 pm there will be a half-hour program.
In this series, we focus on God as the Chief Gardener of our souls, and we seek out ways to grow into the fullness he desires. Just as stakes and lattices nurture the growth of young plants, so too can spiritual disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being. This series uses a tool from monastic spirituali- ty called a Rule of Life to explore and cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others and Crea-
tion. This is an exciting opportunity to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.
This series is designed for both individuals and groups. For groups, facilitators will guide the growing process as participants discuss and learn together. For individuals, daily videos and reflections will lead them through the same process. For information on individual study go to ssje.or/growrule. Ultimately each participant will create a unique Rule of Life or ‘Garden Plot’ to sustain and expand beyond the class.
Participants will be able to:
- Design a balanced plan for growing into a deeper relationship with God, Self, Others and Creation.
- Celebrate areas of their lives that are thriving and explore areas that need extra nourishment.
- Tune their sensitivity to the rhythms of nature to help them in keeping a Rule of Life.
- Grow in fellowship with other participants and support them through the growing process.
And last but not least: Watch for more information soon on the ever-popular Lent Madness, a novel addition to your Lenten devotions.