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Lent

February 28, 2022

Ash Wednesday

We will gather for in-person worship at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Catonsville Presbyterian Church. The service will also be live-streamed via our website. Join us for a joint service with area Presbyterian churches: Dickey Memorial, Hope, Hunting Ridge, and Trinity. A contemplative service with the music from the Taizé community. Come, let us prepare our hearts and minds for the season of Lent.

A Lenten Journey

For families with children, we have prepared a resource called “A Lenten Journey” which focuses on prayer during the six weeks of Lent. It invites families of any size and ages to discover new ways of praying – breath prayers, lectio divina, etc. plus there’s a scratch-off calendar that
is particularly accessible for elementary and early-middle school children and youth. We’ll mail some of these materials home plus we’ll have a link on the website, or you can download now the “A Lenten Journey”.

A Daily Devotional

Making the Road:Walking through Lent
“Walker, there is no road, the road is made by walking.” ~Antonia Machado (1895-1939), “Walker”

Machado’s poem resonates with us these days because it feels as if there is no road in front of us. The soil of our well-worn Lenten path has been overturned by the pandemic. If we want to follow Christ this Lent, we’ll need to prepare the way and make the road. We’ll need to rethink and recreate our Lenten practices. This six-week set of Lenten devotions includes daily reflections and prayers written by Outlook Editor Teri McDowell Ott. Each week we will make the road to Jerusalem through the following themes:

Walking through Lent
Walking in the wilderness
Walking in prayer
Walking with others
Walking in hope
Walking through Holy Week
The devotional readings will be sent out each week.

Adult Education
Lent in Plain Sight

God is often at work through the ordinary: ordinary people, ordi- nary objects, ordinary grace. Through the ordinary, God commu- nicates epiphanies, salvation, revelation, and reconciliation. It is through the mundane that we hear God’s quiet voice.

Our guide through the season of Lent will be Jill J. Duffield, pastor and former editor of The Presbyterian Outlook. Duffield draws our attention to ten ordinary objects that Jesus would have encountered on his way to Jerusalem: dust, bread, the cross, coins, shoes, oil, coats, towels, thorns, and stones. In each object, we will find meaning in the biblical account of Jesus’ final days. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Lent in Plain Sight invites us to open ourselves to the realm of God. Cost: $12.50. The books are also available on Kindle for $9.50.

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March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3 and 10