Lenten News 2019
The First Sunday of Lent
The first Sunday of Lent is March 10. During communion there will be a healing station set up for the laying on of hands and anointing.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be observed at noon every Friday in Lent. Carole Simon will lead the brief service.
A funeral our seniors won't want to miss
Monday, March 11 the Mission Hub is inviting seniors to Lunch and a screening of "Madea's Family Funeral." Lunch will be at Applebees Southbay at 11:30. Lunch will be paid for by the Mission Hub. The movie begins at 1:30 at the Southbay AMC. You are responsible for your own movie ticket. If rumors are correct this will be the last of Tyler Perry's "Madea" films.
Alexandra Hotel Development Meeting
A public meeting to discuss planned development of the old Alexandra Hotel will be held in the sanctuary on Monday, March 11 from 6-8 pm. The old Alexandra Hotel is located on the corner of Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Except for the beauty supply shop on the ground floor it has been vacant for over 30 years and is at risk of crumbling into ruin. There have been many past proposals for development that have failed to get off the ground and time is running out for the building. The current proposal is for a 150 room "Boutique Hotel." This is the second meeting we have hosted. The developers need input from the community in order to move forward in a way that achieves both the goal of saving the building while enhancing the neighborhood. Please try to make it if you can.
United Lenten Devotions 2019
The Way of Love
The United Lenten Devotions Wednesday night series begins March 13th. This year, we will be reflecting around elements of “The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life.” The Lenten focus uses readings and prayers from the Easter Vigil as a frame for preparation for living as Christian disciples. We will be using fellowship, Scripture, sermons, and community reflection to explore how these elements of the Way of Love can deepen our relationships with each other and the communities around us. During the dinner that precedes each service you are invited to engage in an intentional conversation to get to know somebody new.
Please join us!
Dinner is at 6:00 pm, with the liturgy beginning at 7:00 pm.
Please note the following dates and locations:
March 13 "Turn" - St. Augustine St. Martin - 29 Lenox Street, Roxbury
March 20 “Pray” – St. Cyprian’s - 1073 Tremont Street, Roxbury
March 27 “Learn” – St. Mark’s - 73 Columbia Road, Dorchester
April 3 “Bless” – St. Mary’s - 14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester
April 10 “Rest” – Roxbury Presbyterian - 328 Warren Street, Roxbury
April 17 Holy Week Tenebrae – St. John St. James - 31 Lenox Street
Prayers For United Lenten Devotions 2019
Almighty God, by our baptism into the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you turn us from the old life of sin: Grant that we, being reborn to new life in him, may live in righteousness and holiness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 254)
O God, whose wonderful deeds of old shine forth even to our own day, you once delivered by the power of your mighty arm your chosen people from slavery under Pharaoh, to be a sign for us of the salvation of all nations by the water of Baptism: Grant that all the peoples of the earth may be numbered among the offspring of Abraham, and rejoice in the inheritance of Israel; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 289)
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 236)
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who are reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, pp. 290-291)
Almighty God, by the Passover of your Son you have brought us out of sin into righteousness and out of death into life: Grant to those who are sealed by your Holy Spirit the will and
the power to proclaim you to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 291)
More on "The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life" can be found at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love
Lay Leadership Award Recipient
Congratulations to Roxanne Hoke Chandler who was the Frederick Douglass Isaacs, Jr. Lay Leadership awardee from our congregation. She was recognized at the Union of Black Episcopalians Annual Absalom Jones Celebration on February 10th.
The season of Lent is a good time to deepen your relationship with God and with our community. As busy and complicated as our lives may be, there is refreshment and nourishment readily available at our altar every Sunday.
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