Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Fourth Day of Lent

Today, Saturday February 16th is the Fourth Day of Lent.
There are 36 Days left in the journey to Easter.

Traditionally,Sundays are not seen as a Days of Lent. In our Lectionary we refer to them as Sundays IN Lent. We engage and celebrate Sundays as part of Lent, and cotinue our Lenten traditions through them,but the Lord's Day is never a day of fast and abstinence.

This Sunday, is the First in Lent. The Gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. As we continue the journey of Lent, we will consider our lives as members of the Church, and look to the ex­ample of Jesus when it comes to dealing with temptation. Choosing to follow God's path is the first characteristic of the Christian: We believe in the heart, confess with he lips, and show by our lives that we have a Relationship With God through His own beloved Son.
For Your Meditation:
The Sentence for Sunday is
We shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that  proceeds from the mouth of God.
Matthew 4.4

The Collect for Sunday Is:
Almighty God, whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are
but did not sin,give us grace to discipline ourselves in submission to your Spirit, that as you know our weakness, so we may know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Please Think about "Coming Aside",this Lent.
There will be worship and fellowship  at The Cathedral  on Wednesday morning and evening. It is an opportunity for those who wish,to seperate from the everyday,and join others in a focused time with God.
7:30 a.m Eucharist in the Chapel,followed by a time of refreshment.
7:00 p.m a Lenten service . A service of about 40 minutes in Length.
The Themes for our Lenten Talks :
  •  Lent is A Call To Integrity and Honest Self Examination
  • Is there is more to life than this? Stages Of Faith
  • When Life is Tough....How can we find our Way in the Dark?
  • The Reality of The Incarnation Is the Story Real?
  • Making the Most of the Rest of Our Lives
We will be posting meditation notes,and Podcasts of the addresses following each service.
Faithful God, 
 increase our faith and hope and love.
Lead us in the path of Christ
who is your Word of life.
We ask this in his name.

1 comment:

  1. Honest, self-examination can be done daily when doing simple things like brushing your teeth or combing your hair and looking at the 'man in the mirror'. It is a time when you can relfect upon past practice and mindfully and intentionally plan to be a better self in the day ahead. It will help me form a regular self examination, not only of what I can give up for lent but also what I should add on. Thanks for the message.