We have several options available this season that might help you shape your Lenten observance and support your spiritual formation. Choose whichever might best suit your spiritual needs and your schedule. Don’t feel compelled to join them all (unless you want to!). Click on underlined event titles for more information.
Mid-day Prayers & Reflection – Wednesdays at 12:00-12:45pm, starting February 24 – a short service of mid-day prayers by zoom, followed by a discussion and reflection on the Sunday texts and sermon, for those that are able to stay. See the Upcoming Services page for links and sermon texts.
Psalms Devotional Guide – a self-directed guide of nine meaningful devotions with illustrations and questions for both children and adults. This is for those who wish to pray and go deep into the Psalms alone at home (but with optional online spiritual colouring session, led by Joanne; see below). To download a printable devotional guide for personal and individual family use only, click on the link above and when prompted enter 4lent21. Or contact the parish office to arrange for a copy.
What Does God Want from Us? Ted Talks meet the Bible – Thursday evenings at 7:30-8:30pm, starting February 25. Five weekly meetings at which we pair popular Ted talks with passages of scripture to inspire us in fresh new ways to hear how God calls us to lead, love and persevere in faith. Each evening we’ll watch a 10-15 minute Ted talk together and then turn to our scriptures to see how the words of each speaker speaks into the lessons we learn from the words of Jesus. Come prepared to join a conversation about how it is that we are inspired to grow in our own self-understanding and in our relationship with God. A session booklet will be posted on the Resource Page the week prior to the session, with questions to guide our conversations as well as links to all the Ted talks we will be showing. The talks are not necessarily progressive so you can come to one, some, or all!
#ASW40daygiveandpray – a daily prayer/almsgiving discipline to follow at home. Daily prompts direct you to count a particular blessing, pray in a specific way, and tally a small amount of money as alms. The prompts are posted daily on our Prayer Life page. Follow All Saints Twitter or Instagram for daily reminders of this Lenten exercise. All proceeds support All Saints’ Deacon’s Cupboard (food bank). This is the 3rd year for this particular Lenten practice. It runs daily, starting February 17.
Spiritual Colouring – Sunday, March 7th, 12pm – Join Deacon-Elect Joanne Warman online to explore how colouring can be a meditative and spiritual exercise. Bring the Psalm Daily Devotional, your crayons, and an open mind to the zoom, and be ready for this new type of prayer.