The season of Lent is around the corner, Ash Wednesday a
mere four weeks away. Lent provides the opportunity to focus, contemplate, and
reflect. Individually we can use the time to reorient our sense of purpose both
in the church and in the world. As a community, we can do the same, considering
together how the words of the scriptures take on meaning for our journeys ahead.
Our usual small Lenten study groups cannot gather, nor can
we worship together. Yet we can still share the journey from Ash Wednesday
through the pain of cross to the triumph of Easter. We can accompany each other
in discerning where those miraculous events lead us in 2021. One way to come
together is by sharing the texts we meditate on as each day goes by. To facilitate
that, we are compiling a Lenten devotional with reflections and prayers written
by church members and based on the common lectionary readings.
Please consider this your invitation to contribute a short devotion based on one Bible verse for one day of Lent. We are eager to
hear from every corner of our expanding church community, which now has
followers far beyond our Camden County borders. Couples and families are
welcome to write a devotion together. This booklet is yours in both the
creation and in the reflections it enables throughout the congregation.
The instructions are fairly straightforward:
If any of these steps gives you trouble, feel free to
contact Anne. Links will also be available on the website. Once compiled, our
devotional will be available online and in print starting February 14.
We hope to include your thoughts on the Lenten texts this
season. And we hope that all of us find in our shared verses, reflections, and
prayers a way to come together though we can’t physically gather.
First Presbyterian ChurchOF HADDONFIELD
20 King's Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033(856) 429-1960