The Season of Lent

In the season of Lent, we enter into the forty-day fast that Jesus undertook in the wilderness. Through this dedicated period of self-examination, we allow God to further shape us into the image of Jesus. We also align our hearts with the suffering of Jesus as we move ever closer toward Holy Week and the event of the crucifixion.

The season begins with Ash Wednesday, in which we receive the imposition of ashes and are reminded we are but dust and to dust we shall return. During this season, we observe chosen forms of fasting, prayer, and service or charity for forty days but break the fast on Sundays, which are considered feast days of celebration throughout the church year.

Shrove Tuesday Virtual Pancake Supper
February 16 | 5:30 PM

Gather virtually with your Christ Church community and enjoy a pancake supper together. Join us at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, February 16th.

Zoom link to come.

Alleluia Colouring Sheets

You might remember that every year on the first Sunday of Lent, the children of Christ Church help pack up the “Alleluias”. This year is no different! Rev. Sue is hoping to have a stack of beautifully coloured Alleluias to pack away.

Print off the blank Alleluia, colour and decorate it, and send them to our office or send us a photo or scan. Then be sure to watch our live-stream Sunday service on February 21st to see your Alleluia!

Ashes in the Garden
February 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Come to the Parish garden to receive the imposition of ashes. The church will also be open for quiet, individual prayer during the above times.

This event will follow all AHS guidelines. Please wear a mask and follow all public health measures.

Ash Wednesday Service
February 17

View our Ash Wednesday service at the link below.

Lenten Study Series:
Listening to God in the Wilderness
Wednesdays beginning February 24 | 6:30 PM

Every Wednesday evening beginning on February 24th, we will be gathering on Zoom to hear from guest speakers from across the country as we explore traditional Lenten themes with the help of Saints’, theology and poetry.

February 24:  Dr. Mike Ferber
Lament in the Wilderness

March 3:  Rev. Helen Dunn
The Art of Listening in the Wilderness

March 10:  Bishop Jane Alexander
The Way of Love in the Wilderness

March 17:  Rev. Dr. Paul Friesen
Listening to St. Patrick in the Wilderness

March 24:  Witty Sandle
Listening to Julian of Norwich in the Wilderness

To register:  Email David in the church office at admin@christchurchedm.ca

 

40 Day Adventure: Daily Bible Reading Challenge

For Lent 2021, Rev. Sue will be running a daily Bible reading challenge. Tweens and Teens, get your Bible and join the adventure!

You will receive a daily email with a question that can be answered by looking up a Bible verse. There will be a weekly zoom check-in with prizes and bragging rights!

To register:  Email David in the church office at admin@christchurchedm.ca
(for students in Grades 3-12)