Grace Episcopal Church
The Lexington Parish of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
Walking the Way of Love
Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent 9:45 am
Join us this Sunday morning for the first session of this years' Lenten program.
Session OneTURN: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ (Romans 6:3-11) As Christians, we are continually called to repent and be renewed in faith. This session introduces the Way of Love and invites participants to reflect on themes of repentance and the new life we have in Christ through baptism. Participants consider spiritual practices of turning away from the spiritual forces of evil and sin, and turn toward Christ.
Weekday Morning Prayer @ 8:30 am
Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
starting March 3
This set of seven Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), the forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality.
From Our Rector
February 10, 2021
I do want to invite you to the observance of a Holy Lent starting on Ash Wednesday, February 17 and continuing through at least 3 pm Good Friday, the hour at which our Lord said, “It is finished.” Though in-person Ash Wednesday services will not be offered, a recorded service will be posted and Lent in a Bag will be delivered to your home! (If you do not receive a bag and want one please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just a word about the imposition of ashes. Continued here
Music Prayer and Study Resources
Forward Day by Day is a daily online inspirational meditation reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.
Copies are available in the parish office.
The Bible Project is a nonprofit
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Stewardship Campaign Progress Report
As of January 15, the 2021 Stewardship Campaign has received pledges from 131 households who have pledged a total of $497,139. Last year’s campaign benefited from the support of 134 households and received just over $503,000. We are grateful for the support of members of our parish and for everything their financial support means to Grace’s spiritual life, missions, and impact on the community – nearby and across the world.
Your Stewardship Committee: Dennis Cross (Chair), Susan Cross, Carol Dent, Gail Dickerson, David Hansen, John Milford, Rob Minor