Lent is a time when we are encouraged by the church to renew our discipleship walk individually and together.
In previous times we have encouraged folk to think about reading their bible and praying; following a discipline of prayer and fasting; meeting with others to study together.
In the light of our continuing need to protect ourselves and one another I am suggesting the possibilities below for how you might strengthen and deepen your walk with the Lord this Lent:
First there is the National Church of England Course which is available as an ‘app’ you can get on your phone or tablet or PC the link is below this explanation
#LiveLent: God’s Story, Our Story is the Church of England’s 2021 Lent Campaign.
It offers reflections for each of the 40 days in Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day (17 February - 4 April) that encourage us to reflect on our own story of God and how we might share it with others.
For each day (Monday to Saturday) the app offers:
• A passage from the Bible
• A reflection exploring the reading
• A short prayer
• Full audio of the daily reflection, including specially commissioned music
• A suggested family activity to help you share the day’s theme with members of your household
For each week, there is:
• A theme, mirroring those of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book, Living His Story
• An introduction to the week’s theme and an action linked to it
• Links to other #LiveLent resources including weekly group study material
If you are not the sort of person that does ‘techy’ things then you can listen to the same material free on the Daily Hope phone line. The LiveLent stuff is on button 3 in the menu
There is a weekly zoom meeting hosted by Ian Dutton too:
Wednesday evening fellowship by Zoom, 7.30pm Ian says our meetings are open to people from all the churches. We hope that we can share how things are, read from the Bible, discuss the odd question anyone may have, and pray together, this year we need to bring in things that comfort, encourage, and help us to “survive” in difficult circumstances.
Contact Ian [email protected] if you wish to be added in to the list of people invited each Wednesday evening.
And finally A Lent Course with a difference.
Baking Through Lent using the booklet provided with recipes and readings (let David know if you’d like a printed copy)
You can follow this alone at home or share with others on zoom each week for a short chat about the reading and thoughts. There is a simple recipe each week with alternative links offered – so week 1 make bread with yeast or click the links for pitta bread or sourdough bread.
If you want to share the zoom meetings each week let us know and we’ll get the link to you.