Lent 2018

‘Lent is not for the faint-hearted, it demands that we get close to Jesus.

Lent is a journey towards the cross, a journey of enlightenment.

Lent can be an opportunity to explore what is the nature of the promised Kingdom of God on earth’.

These words are from ‘Lent is not for the faint-hearted – by Kate Mcllhagga. I find these words a useful framework on which to base my thoughts and actions during Lent from Ash Wednesday (services at 9.00am and 8.00pm) until Palm Sunday. A book I would recommend for a good read during Lent is ‘The Day The Revolution Began – by Tom Wright’ a rethinking of the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion. For my daily reflections and actions I will be following #LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine which is written in association with Thy Kingdom Come.

We will not be hosting Lent Lunches as we are preparing for our 80th Anniversary Service and Buffet on the 18th March to which we have invited the Lord Bishop of St Albans, our MP and others. There are lots of other activities: The Revd Canon Tim Lomax, our Diocesan Missioner will be leading our worship on Sunday 25th February, a Children’s Society Quiz Night on Saturday 10th March, we will be celebrating ‘Mother’s and Others..’ on Sunday 11th March (Mothering Sunday) and we start our Easter preparations on Palm Sunday.

Plenty to do to keep me away from ‘temptations and denials’…. If you would like to spend some time in Spiritual Reflection during Lent, please do contact me on 01462 623119

Christ  give you grace to grow in holiness, to deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow him; and the Blessings of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.  Amen

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