Christ Episcopal Church
The Mother Church of the Dakotas
I ask you to try to see everyday things with a fresh perspective, looking for the mystery that each contains,
Dear beloved of the Beloved,
Now the blessed Epiphany Season gives way to blessed Lent (and springtime?) and the church invites us as people of faith and "mystery" into a season of daily prayer and reflection. Jesus is our example here, as he enters “into the wilderness for forty days” and emerges with a heart full of tender compassion and loving kindness for all people and for all of God's "everyday things."
In addition to our Sunday worship services, "Serenity" and The Holy Eucharist, we will gather on the Wednesday evenings of Lent for "Soup Suppers and Sharing." After supper, we'll have a time of "sharing" and conclude with simple "Taize Prayer." Our sharing time will be an opportunity for any or all of us to share a bit of what has touched our heart during the week. Perhaps it was an experience, or from something that you've been reading or thinking about . . . it's all good.
The church has available several items that can be helpful: Our "Day by Day" booklets are often filled with little gems and stories for reflection. The quote at the top is from Bishop W. Nicholas Knisley's little book, "Lent is not Rocket Science – An Exploration of God, Creation and the Cosmos." Bishop Kinsley of Rhode Island is a former professor of astronomy and physics. And once again, we have available the wall poster "Join the journey through Lent 2014" which has a "pearl" for each of the forty days.
I am so looking forward to sharing the Lenten journey with you this season and may we know that it will be a most blessed journey together.
In Christ's great love,