A Prayer for our Annual Meeting today: Loving, generous God, We the people of St. Alban’s Parish, offer ourselves to you. Equip us to be your people in this place, to be your church in this community, to be agents of peace and forgiveness and love. Help us to trust in You, whatever the future holds, and to make new beginnings in your name. Amen. (only one service, 9:30 am followed by our AGM)
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Our Meditation group meets Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in St. Alban's Church. Come for an hour of quiet prayer - "how-to" instruction is provided. In busy times, a little quiet can be good for the soul!
A Prayer for this Week: Compassionate God, you have fed us with the bread of heaven. Sustain us in our Lenten pilgrimage; may our fasting be hunger for justice; our alms, a making of peace; and our prayer, the song of grateful hearts; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Lent is the time when Christians try to live the way that Jesus showed us. Many people "give up" something in Lent as a way honor and mirror Jesus’ sacrifice and withdrawal in the desert for 40 days leading up to Holy Week It's also a good practice to take something new on. What will you "give up" this Lent? What will you "take on"? Let us know in the comments below.
Lent begins today - February 14. You may have noticed it’s also Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is all about love, right? Well, actually, so is Lent! The forty days of Lent are a time for us to prepare ourselves for the central feast of our faith, the great celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. Lent is a great time to get closer to Jesus - who taught us how to live - and how to love.
Begin Lent with us - February 14th Services at 9:30 am and 7 pm. Please note: The Christian Meditation group with not meet this week - we will resume next Wednesday at 6:30 pm.
Wednesdays in Lent: The movie “Casablanca” is the basis of our 6 week study. Join us at 10:30 am Feb. 14 to watch the film, then at 10 am subsequent Wednesdays to engage the themes of sacrifice, repentance, suffering, loss, and hope. St. Alban’s Hall, 345 Pleasant St. For details or directions: 902-463-2493 All welcome - popcorn included!
During Lent, we don't sing (or say) "Alleluia". Our last hymn today was "Sing of God"; part of the chorus is "Allelu,Allelu, Allelu, Allelu, Alleluia". We rang the handbells once each time we sang "Allelu" and 5 times for every "Alleluia" - The hymn has 3 verses and 4 choruses - what a joyous cacaphony of sound!
During Lent, which begins this coming Wednesday, we don't sing the Gloria or say (or sing!) the "A" word - Alleluia. So today, the last Sunday before Lent, we sang and said Alleluia as often as possible - then wrapped up our big banner, just until Easter Day.
The weather hasn't been kind to us the last few years for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Suppers, so we served pancakes today between the two services. Everyone fared sumptuously!
A Prayer for this Week: Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ. May we who are partakers of his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save. We ask this in his name. Amen.