Invitation to a Holy Lent

Dear People of God at St. Anne’s,

 The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting.
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I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.(Book of Common Prayer, p 264)
Lent begins this Wednesday February 13 with Ash Wednesday.  Ashes will be available at the church during most of the day.  We will have an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:00pm.  All are invited.
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Throughout Lent, I encourage you to take up some form of study, service or sacrifice, and to offer whatever you find there to God for an ever closer relationship.
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At St. Anne’s, you are invited to a Lent program exploring The Life and Place of Jesus. We will study the Bible, history, geography and church custom, then have time for prayer, where God may show a new door or a new window into our life with Christ. You can come to one weekly session or to the series.
  • Thursdays evenings     (February 14-March 21) from 7-8pm.
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If you cannot come to The Life and Places of Jesus but would like a suggestion for reading or service, feel free to contact me by email, phone or at coffee hour.
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If there are other ways the Church or I can support you in accepting this invitation to a holy Lent, please let me know.
in Christ,
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Fr. Bob +
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Rev. Bob Fitzpatrick
Pastor