“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your minds” (Romans 12:2)

  A Year of Living Lent - 2015
The Parishes of St. Paul’s Brockville and Marysburgh encourage you to make this season of Lent a time to grow and learn. We invite each parishioner to select ways that work for you and your family to respond to the Ash Wednesday Prayer Book Invitation which says:.
“I invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observation of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance, by prayer, fasting and self denial and by reading and meditating upon God’s Holy Word.”  (Book of Common Prayer)
For the real ‘keeners’, pick at least one initiative from every category!
Self-examination
  • Morning Prayer / Lenten Checkup Fridays in Lent 10:00am for M.P. 10:30 people can talk about insights from their Lenten disciplines and support each other St. Philip
Repentance
  • Ash Wednesday (February 18) Imposition of the Ashes at 10am St. John’s , 4:00 pm Family Service( all welcome) St. Philip’s  and 7pm St. Philip’s
  • Confession - You may wish to schedule an appointment with one of the clergy for personal confession
  • Attend Climate Change FACTS, FICTION and FAITH with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on February  19, 2015 - 7 PM St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston
  • Give prayerful consideration and action to something you want to change in your life.
  • Learn about and participate in the Human Trafficking Rag Doll project
Prayer
  • Listen to Handel’s Messiah
  • Join Father David for Morning Prayer 10am each Friday in Lent at St. Philip’s
  • Pray Morning and or Evening Prayer at home each day in Lent
  • Attend Taizé Service  March 22nd 7:00 pm St. Philip’s
  • Lenten Retreat Morning   with speaker Kathleen Smith: Saturday March 28th beginning at 9:30 am St. Philip’s- noon pot luck lunch
  • Attend the Play Eyes Upon the Cross during Holy Week
  • Attend Good Friday worship 11:00 am St. John’s
Fasting and Self Denial /Helping Others
  • Unplug - Select one day a week to unplug from your tech devices or Social Media
  • Participate in or sponsor someone in the Belly to Belly weight loss program for PWRDF
  • Attend the Money, Values and Me 2015 Conference, Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa
    Saturday, February 28
  • Take on the daily Generosity Challenge , “Do Lent Generously” by linking to  Do Lent Generously
Reading and Meditating upon the Word of God
Read one book from the suggested reading list:
      • Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God. Penguin Putman, 2008.
      • Kathleen Norris, Wisdom from the Monastery; The Rule of Benedict for Everyday Life. Canterbury Press, 2005.
      • Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. John Wiley and Sons, 2013.
      • Cornelius Plantinga, Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be; A Breviary of Sin. Wm Eerdmans, 1996.
      • Lawrence Scanlan, A Year of Living Generously, Douglas and McIntyre, 2010
      • Barbara Brown Taylor, Speaking of Sin: the Lost Language of Salvation. Cowley
      • Simply Good News, N.T. Wright
      • Lent For Everyone  N.T. Wright
      • A Book of Your Choice
  • Listen to Handel’s Messiah
  • Join the Women’s Bible Study
  • Attend Evening Study by Bishop Mason on Lenten Disciplines Tuesday February 24th 7:00 pm
  • Attend the Lenten Bible Study Tuesday Nights 7:00 pm March 3rd- 24th