The Season of Lent
What is Lent? It is the season that Christians use to prepare for our celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. It starts on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18 this year) and lasts forty days, not including Sundays. It is a time to focus inwardly, on our habits of thought, attitudes, and behavior, in light of Scripture and Christian teaching. Lent is spiritual spring cleaning! The traditional ways of “keeping” Lent are increased prayer, alms-giving (donating money, time, effort to the poor), and fasting (refraining from certain foods or drink). All Lenten disciplines are intended to remind us that we are finite human beings, and that we depend on God’s grace and goodness. Listed below are some of the ways All Saints’ will be keeping Lent this year. We invite you to keep Lent along with us.
Thursdays, February 19 & March 19; 9:00 pm
A peaceful candle-lit service of sung prayer, chant, and meditation ~ the ancient “bed-time prayer” of the Church. Led by members of our Choir, you are invited to join the singing, or you may simply join the prayer by listening. The Church will be open for private prayer and meditation at 8:30 pm. The service lasts about 30 minutes.
Reflection and Prayer We will be reading Good Lord, Deliver Us: A Lenten Journey, by Leonard & Lindsay Freeman. This daily devotional is available in the Church, or you may order a copy from Forward Movement Press www.forwardmovement.org. There will also be prayers or reflections sent out daily by e-mail. To receive these, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!
Thanks to all the cooks, servers and cleaner-uppers who made the pancake supper such a success and so much fun!
Missing Long Hill Resident
Our friend, neighbor, and Scout leader David Bird went missing on January 11, 2014. He is still missing. Anyone with information should contact the Long Hill Township Police. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads to knowledge of his whereabouts. Please keep the family in your prayers.
We invite you to worship!
We'd love to have you visit and worship with us; share with you what God is doing in this Christian community of faith as we follow Jesus and serve our neighbors; and hear your questions, experiences and wisdom about life and your spiritual journey.
Vicki McGrath+, Rector
8 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I; a quiet contemplative service
10 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II; instrumental music, choir, hymns, optional refreshments and conversation following the service. Click here for nursery care and Sunday School information.
12 noon - All God's Children (third Sundays)
for special needs kids and families;
30 minutes of singing, movement, prayer, Bible story and optional Communion.
Thursdays, 7 am - Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer;
light breakfast available afterwards.
Check out the Spiritual Connections page
for on-line Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer,
Evening Prayer, and Compline.
Directions to All Saints'
The church sanctuary; both levels of the Parish House, as well as both of the Parish House uper level restrooms are handicap accessible.