Sunday school kids of our small, Central New York parish put away the "Alleluia" for the season. O worries, we'll see it again at Easter! St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski, NY February 7, 2016
In college, it is easy to get caught up in social media, texting, and pure business. This year for Lent I decided to challenge myself to only check social media once a day, maintain a consistent daily devotional, and use my phone less frequently. I had noticed by letting myself give in to the ways of this world, I was losing time with God. Here's to realizing God likes and loves me and no amount of verification is needed in "likes" or "texts;" here's to engaging in the world wholeheartedly, and loving Jesus with all my heart!! Prayers for endurance in this Lenten season y'all!
Where There Is Despair, Hope
Four Southern Ohio priests and two laypeople have written a curriculum to equip congregations to apply Scripture, prayer and home-grown case studies to their community ministries to fight poverty. Called "Where There Is Despair, Hope," the online curriculum provides five sessions ideal for congregational study during Lent – or any time.
Veiled cross for Good Friday
A cross at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana, California, continues to wear its Lenten veil on Good Friday.
A Lenten Sky
Sky above the cross on top of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New Orleans, March 8, 2015
Symbolic Journey Through Lent
This year's Lenten program focused on some of the symbols found in the passion scripture. Each week during Lent, we added new symbols to our cross and discussed how the scriptures these symbols represent might resonate in our hearts and lives. Each member created their own smaller cross throughout the study. This is the finished cross in our sanctuary.
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Cambridge Jct., MI