Lent and Easter 2021
Days of Lent are set aside as pilgrimage and preparation for the eventual embrace and celebration of Easter. They echo Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness. For people of faith Lent is the opportunity to enter more deeply into the mystery of Christ’s life, death and resurrection; a time to reassess what is important. Jesus’ hard road to the Cross is offered as reminder, strength, and encouragement, for the hard roads which we, or our loved ones, may also be required to travel. New or old at St Columba’s, however hard you find your current road, please find a way to join the journey. And may this Lent become a time of precious discovery and blessing.
Ways to travel:
Lent Book Study
“Living His Story: Revealing the Extraordinary Love of God in Ordinary Ways”
by Hannah Steel (The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2021.)
Weekly discussion group, led by the Minister, exploring invitational evangelism.
Morning Group – 10-11am, Thursdays (25th February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March)
Evening Group – 7-8pm, Tuesdays (23rd February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd March)
Sign up, via Church Office. Please purchase your own copy of book in advance.
Holy Week Services
Thursday 1st April, 8p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
Friday 2nd April, 11a.m. Service of Readings & Music for Good Friday
Sunday 4th April, 11a.m. Easter Morning Holy Communion
Prayer for the Journey to Easter
God of all seasons,
in your pattern of things
there is a time for keeping,
and a time for losing,
a time for building up,
and a time for pulling down.
In this holy season of Lent,
as we journey with our Lord to the cross,
help us to discern in our lives,
what we must lay down
and what we must take up;
what we must end,
and what we must begin.
Give us grace to lead a disciplined life,
in glad obedience
and with the joy
which comes from a closer walk with Christ. Amen.
(from Common Worship)