Here are the announcements and the links for Sunday’s worship.
- Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Worship
- Narnia Book Group
- Diocesan Learning Event
- Christian Practices
Sunday Worship – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Jan. 31st –10 am
Service of the Word, followed by Coffee Hour. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom log-in. The bulletin is on our home page.
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Candlemas (Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple) is Tuesday, February 2. A short Service of Prayer and Reflection will be held at 6:00 pm on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsmillington/ . You may wish to have a candle to light (or a battery operated one) with you during the service.
Ash Wednesday Worship will be held on Zoom on February 17 at 7:30 pm.How will we do Ash Wednesday this year?
- The most important aspect of the day is the start of our spiritual preparation for Easter. Please read and meditate on the Invitation to a holy Lent at the bottom of page 264 in the Prayer Book. Please note - ashes are optional (and always have been).
- Small containers of blessed ashes may be picked up in the church Bell Tower starting Feb. 12. You may impose ashes on yourself or on other members of your household during the service.
- You may also read the service on your own, starting on page 264 of the Prayer Book, or using the service leaflet that will be e-mailed to you.
- If you can’t get to church to pick up ashes, you can make your own from palms (if you have them) or use wood ash from your fireplace or fire pit.
Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 10:15 am. Our current study Ephesians in the New Testament. This week we will read and discuss Ch. 5. To participate in this Zoom class, or if you have questions, please e-mail Mother Vicki at email@example.com.
Narnia Book Group: The Silver Chair - this group will meet on Zoom Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm starting on 2/21 and continuing for eight sessions (skipping Easter Day). The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis is the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia series. The group is open to anyone; you don’t have to have read the previous Narnia books, or been part of the group before. To sign up, please email Mother Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convent Corner: Centering Prayer, Thursdays 7:15 to 8:15 pm, on Zoom The Community of St. John Baptist Centering Prayer group has been meeting for many years and it is one of their most popular ministries. Guests can gather on Zoom. Please email Sister Monica at email@example.com if you are interested in joining. A description of this silent contemplative practice can be found HERE.
Parish Schedule this Week
Sunday Worship & Coffee Hour – 10:00 am; Zoom, posted later to YouTube and our website
Compline - daily, 9:30 pm; Facebook Live
Candlemas Worship – Tue, 6:00 pm; Facebook Live
Bible Study - Wed, 10:15 pm; Zoom
Office Angels - Thu, 11:00 am; Zoom
Junior Choir – Thu, 5:30 pm; Zoom
Adult Choir - Thu, 7:30 pm; Zoom
Parish Office - Mon & Thu, 10:00 am-5:00 pm (usual hours).
Please call ahead if you need to do in-person parish business.
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Christian Practices: Praying in Color
Sometimes it’s easier to pray with pictures or images – or even doodling – than it is to pray in sentences.
“Praying in Color” is a simple, portable practice. The basic idea is to draw a shape and write inside the outline of the shape a name, several names, or intention for which you are praying. Then you can sit quietly and “decorate” your shape with lines, colors, drawings – however your imagination and the Holy Spirit leads you.
Some people like to link several shapes together. You can also put a person’s name in the center of a shape and add words connected to what you are praying for them – for example: health, peace, guidance, employment, reconciliation.
The time you spend drawing and coloring, holding the person in your heart, is your prayer for them. And it may give you a sense of peace and connection to God, also.
“Praying in Color” was developed by Sybil MacBeth. Here is a website where you can learn more about it: https://prayingincolor.com/