Lenten News 2018
Ash Wednesday Services
Lent begins this Wednesday, February 14. Ironically it is the same day as Valentine's Day, so I hope you haven't given up candy or flowers or you will miss out! This year as in the past we will not have an Ash Wednesday service at our church. Instead we will be joining with two of our mission hub partner churches: St. Cyprian's and St. Mary's in Dorchester. The schedule is as follows and we hope you will be able to make one of the two services:
7:00 a.m. at St. Cyprian's - 1073 Tremont Street, Roxbury
7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's - 14 Cushing Ave., Dorchester
The Good Book Club
Join with our parish in taking part in "The Good Book Club." Episcopalians around the world will join together to read the Gospel of Luke during Lent and the Book of Acts during Eastertide. The start date is Sunday February 11. There are copies of the schedule available in the sanctuary or you can go online to www.GoodBookClub.org.
The First Sunday of Lent
The first Sunday of Lent is February 18. At this service we will have the Installation of Vestry Officers, Delegates to Convention and Deanery Representatives. During communion there will be a healing station set up for the laying on of hands and anointing. Congratulations to our vestry officers: Cynthia Brewington - Senior Warden, Anthony Johns, Jr. Junior Warden, Hazel Briceno - Treasurer, and Kafi Meadows - Clerk. Our Delegates to Convention are Barbara Dewey and Roberta Hoke with Kafi Meadows as alternate. Our Deanery Representatives are Barbara Dewey, Roberta Hoke, and Kafi Meadows.
Stations of the Cross
Beginning on Friday, February 16 Stations of the Cross will be observed at noon every Friday in Lent. Carole Simon will lead the brief service
United Lenten Devotions
United Lenten Devotions is scheduled to kickoff at our church on Wednesday, February 21. Supper will be served at 6:00 followed by the service at 7:00 p.m. The guest preacher for the evening will be The Rev. Edwin Johnson from St. Mary's in Dorchester, so you know it will be good. This year we will be focusing on Immigrant Justice. Padre Edwin will also be celebrant and preacher here on Sunday, February 25, while Fr. Thayer does the same at St. Mary's.
Funeral for Sarah Johnson Stephens
Sarah Stephens, mother of Marie Wagner passed away last weekend. Her service is scheduled for Saturday, February 24. Viewing will be at 9:00 a.m.followed by the service at 10. We have permission to use the Cooper Community Center parking lot for the funeral.
Lay Leadership Award Recipient
Congratulations to Marilyn Marion 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 11th.
As we begin the season of Lent, please consider making the commitment to be at church every Sunday.