Living the Way of Love in Lent

    02.18.20 | Articles by Tara Mariano

    living the way of love in lent

    Loving God, self, and others in Lent

    We have many opportunities to love God, self, and others this Lenten Season. We recommend choosing at least one activity from each section below as you learn to Live the Way of Love in Lent.  The Lenten season is Ash Wednesday, February 26 through Holy Saturday, April 11.

    Loving God

    Sunday Morning Traditional Lenten Service— Join us at 7:45 AM and 10:15 AM on Sundays for a traditional Lenten service.

    Wednesday Evening Contemplative Lenten Worship—On Wednesday evenings during Service, Supper, and Substance our Service portion will be focused on contemplation. Join us as we take an inward focus during worship.

    Friday Evening Contemplation— Friday evenings during Lent are an opportunity to grow closer to God through contemplation and music. We will worship through the practice of Stations of the Cross, meditative Taizé worship, and choral-led Evensong. Fridays at 6 PM.

    Taizé is the singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services is one of its trademarks. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer. Learn more about Taizé HERE.

    Stations of the Cross are a 14-step devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete. Learn more about Stations of the Cross HERE.

    Evensong is an evening choral liturgy similar to the evening vespers led by the choir. Learn more about Evensong HERE.

    Schedule of Friday Evening Contemplations during Lent:

    • Friday, February 28: Choral Evensong
    • Friday, March 6: Stations of the Cross
    • Friday, March 13: Taizé Worship
    • Friday, March 20: Choral Evensong
    • Friday, March 27: Stations of the Cross
    • Friday, April 3: Taizé Worship

     

    Loving Self

    Engaging Faith—We invite you to take a deeper dive into your faith during the Lent and Easter seasons by engaging your faith. Reflect more deeply on your relationship with God through community building, peer learning, and table discussions. Whether you’re new to the faith or have been a part of the church your whole life, this is a chance for you to take a step forward along your journey with Christ. Wednesday nights for adults and Sunday mornings for Youth. Learn more HERE.

     

    “Signs of Life: Why Church Matters”“Signs of Life” takes up the central symbols of Christian worship, explores the layers of meaning they carry, and helps us enter more fully into their truth.  We learn to live what we pray, and to pray what we live. Sunday mornings at 9 AM. Learn more HERE.

    Loving Others

    Covenant House— Join us as we serve dinner to the residents at Covenant House on March 21st or join our St. Paul’s i40:31 team and run or walk the Crescent City Classic 10k to raise funds for Covenant House on Holy Saturday, April 11.

    Church & School Fish Fry— Friday, March 6, join us for our Annual Church & School Fish Fry & Fun from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Proceeds from this event will benefit our school, and the St. Paul’s youth group's summer mission trip. Sign up to volunteer here: https://signup.com/go/ACWmJQS.

    St. Anna’s Food Pantry— Donate to the St. Anna’s Food Pantry all through lent or commit to service by helping with organization and delivery. Get your grocery list HERE