Lent 2011

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Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  Many churches will have services on Wednesday. If your church does not or you are unable to attend services at your home church, you are welcome to worship with Westminster Presbyterian Church (47 Jefferson Ave, Grand Rapids)  at 7 pm.

Often during Lent people participate in special practices. Often these practices center around personal and community prayer.

Here are several links to on line Lenten resources.

Daily Readings for Lent

Words Matter Lenten Devotions

Tread Lightly for Lent

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Lenten Resources

Sacred Space On line devotions

d365.org  on line devotions

devotions from the United Methodist Church

Our Lent at Read the Spirit

Here are local Lenten opportunities at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Students are welcome!   True North ministry coordinator, Nancy Janisch, will be co leading both the Wednesday night and Sunday morning discussions of  Against the Tide.

Westminster also has weekly meditation services each Wednesday in Lent at 7 pm. These are followed at 7:30 pm by Wednesday evening education opportunities. There are multiple classes you may attend. One series of classes is “The Language of Forgiveness”. These classes explore a variety of ways of speaking and thinking about forgiveness using music, art, faith practices and personal forgiveness. (Each of these classes is an independent offering, come to one, two or all of them). There is a three week class, “Considering Paul” which “will look at some of the new scholarship” about Paul and his letters. There will also be two book discussions. on March 16 and 23 No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu and March 30 and April 6, 13,20 Against the Tide: Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting Enmities by Miroslav Volf.

Also during Lent, Westminster is hosting an art exhibition around the themes of forgiveness and reconciliation. You may view the art anytime the church building is open.

Finally, April 29, Miroslav Volf, Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture will speak at 7 pm. on “Adventure of Forgiveness”. This talk is free and open to the public.

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