2nd Sunday of Lent – February 25
Our observance of Lent will begin with the Ash Wednesday service in the Sanctuary.
Changes to be made (Repentance)
Everyone is invited to identify and write down changes we need to make in our personal lives each day during Lent. Then, after the Good Friday service March 30, we will offer copies to God and then burn them ceremoniously after the service to represent our commitment to make those changes.
A Different Kind of Fast
Everyone is invited to join in fasting from bad attitudes, thoughts, feelings and actions during this Lenten season. The fasts (things to withdraw from) for each day this week are:
† Monday, Day 11: Religious Profiling
† Tuesday, Day 12: Isolation
† Wednesday, Day 13: Singiness
† Thursday, Day 14: Spectatorship
† Friday, Day 15: Spiritual Self-Protection
† Saturday, Day 16: Halos
This fasting schedule comes from the book 40 Days of Decrease: A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast, by Alicia Britt Chole. Faith Book Club is studying this book (Thursdays, Lunch at 11:30 am and Study at 12:30 pm). It’s available in paperback and Kindle versions. Everyone is invited to share in the fast, and to join the book study with the book club or privately.
Lenten Hunger Offering
For 35 years faithful United Methodists across the Memphis Conference have given sacrificially to the Lenten Hunger Offering. It is phenomenal what we can do together for the cause of Christ. This is one of the hallmarks of our connection–that together we are better and can do more to address the needs of the world through our giving. It is my prayer that every congregation in the Memphis Conference make a gift to the Lenten Hunger Offering. See Memphis Conference Website for details.
40 Days of Prayer for the New Conference
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