|Good Friday||April 18, 2014|
|Maundy Thursday||April 17, 2014|
|Tenebrae||April 16, 2014|
|Palm Sunday, Year A||April 13, 2014|
|Fifth Sunday in Lent||April 6, 2014|
|Fourth Sunday in Lent, 11am||March 30, 2014|
|Fourth Sunday in Lent, 9am||March 30, 2014|
|Third Sunday in Lent||March 23, 2014|
|Second Sunday in Lent||March 16, 2014|
|First Sunday in Lent||March 9, 2014|
|➤Ash Wednesday||March 6, 2014|
|Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A||March 2, 2014|
|Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, 11am||February 23, 2014|
|Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, 9am||February 23, 2014|
|Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A||February 16, 2014|
Bulletin Date: March 6, 2014 5:00 am
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist, Rite I
March 5, 2014, 7pm
Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks
As you enter this sacred space that has been set aside for time with God, join us in silence as we go to God in prayer.
Ringing of the Bell
The Word of God
Salutation The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Ash Wednesday Collect BCP 264
Old Testament Reading Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm Psalm 103 BCP 733
Epistle 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Sequence Hymn O day of God, draw nigh H 601
The Gospel Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
The Sermon The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks
Invitation to the Observance of a Holy Lent BCP 264
Imposition of Ashes BCP 265
Psalm 51, said together BCP 266
Litany of Penance BCP 267
The Holy Communion
Eucharistic Prayer I BCP 333
Sanctus S 114
The Lord’s Prayer BCP 336
The Breaking of the Bread BCP 337
Fraction Anthem O Lamb of God S 158
The Communion of the People of God
Communion Hymn Here, O my Lord H 318
Post-Communion Prayer BCP 339
The Solemn Prayer over the People
Bow down before the Lord. Grant, most merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Closing Hymn Eternal Lord of love, behold your church H 149
Welcome to St Peter’s! Our hope is that you will find God’s love present with you in this place and that you will return here often to worship.
Our communion bread is gluten free.
Our Lenten resource page is here – churchsp.org/lentatstpeters2014. Includes the background of Lent, the Lenten calendar with readings, resources, Lenten events.
Online Lenten Course – From March 5–12. The Rev. Dr. David Lose, professor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, will teach a free 45 min. online course “Making Sense of the Cross.” Participants can take the class anytime during the week Signup http://churchsp.org/makingsenseofthecross
Saturday, March 8, 8:30AM until Noon, St. Mary’s Colonial Beach. “Healing Our Image of God,” led by Joanna Catron, Curator at Belmont. We will reflect on how God has been portrayed in art over the centuries and how our own thoughts have been shaped.
“Frog and Toad “, Lenten study on three Wednesday evenings (March 12, 19, 26, 7pm Parish House). They are the characters in a series of children’s books, written & illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Themes covered include 1. What it means to wait patiently in a world in which we expect instant results. 2. The true meaning of gluttony and face into the difficulties of the temptations that even the good things in our lives can bring to us. 3. The ups and downs of living in community, and how communities can be empowered by positive effort and persistence. Scripture and theology will be part of our study as well.
Bishop Goff will be with us on March 16. We will be celebrating the baptism of Michael Fox, son of Steven and Judy Fox as well as the reception of Chris and Becky Fisher. We invite you to a celebratory reception at the Parish house following this service honoring Michael, the Fishers and Bishop Goff.
———————————--This Week ————————————–
· Wed., March 5-12 – “Making Sense of the Cross” -online course
· Thurs., March 6, 6:30pm – Peumansend Regional Jail Bible Study
· Sat., March 8, 8:30am – “Healing Our Image of God”, St. Mary’s
· Sat., March 8, 8:30am – ECM at Horne’s
· Sun., March 9, 11:00am – First Sunday in Lent
· Wed., March 10, Vestry – 4:00pm
· Wed., March 12, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study
· Wed., March 12, 4:30pm – Youth Group
· Wed., March 12, 7pm – “Frog and Toad” Lenten Study, Week 1
Lent– A Season of Repentance and Renewal
During Lent, we empty our worship space of the usual visual images in order to create simplicity, and as Patrick Malloy puts it, “to foster an interior openness in the assembly and a longing for the glory of God.”
The use of a special processional cross is appropriate. During medieval times in
The ashes that we receive on our foreheads tonight remind us of our mortality. In the burial rite, we commit those who have died to the ground, ‘earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.’ We pray that the Lord will bless and keep those who have died, that the Lord will make his face shine upon them, will lift up his countenance upon them and will give them peace.
We receive the ashes as an outward sign of our penitence as we come before the loving-kindness of God, knowing that only God can take away our sins, create clean hearts in us, renew a right spirit within us, and sustain us with God’s bountiful spirit.
We receive the ashes as a reminder that we live in relation to every other part of God’s creation, and that even in death our relationships with creation and with the creator are being renewed, even as our bodies return to dust.
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
March 5, 2014
ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church