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FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Last Sunday after Epiphany
7:30 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at
O wondrous type (137); O Light of Light (134);
Ye Watchers and ye holy ones (618)
Psalm 2; Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
Celebrant: The Rev. Alice Downs
The Blueberry Jammers will provide music for the 10:00 service.
Usher: Karen Craig
First Lesson/Psalm: Susan Buell
Second Lesson: Candy DaCosta
Prayers: Mike DaCosta
Chalice: Bob Theriault
Acolyte: Rita Redfield (7:30); Elaine Theriault (10:00)
Altar Guild: Dean Henry
Vestry Member in charge: Marilyn Mays
March 2: Ash Wednesday, Dean Henry
March 9: The Shack, Lynn Orville
Ash Wednesday Service
March 5 – 6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist and Distribution of ashes
Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck
First Lesson/Psalm: Candace DaCosta
Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane
Prayers: Elaine Theriault
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Redfield
Altar Guild: Margot Haertel
Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield
Thursday Holy Eucharist:
March 6 -- 12:30 pm
The Rev. Tim Fleck
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8:30-2:30, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Fr. Timothy Fleck will be at
and at St. Saviour’s (288-4215) on Mondays and Wednesdays
He can be reached at 812-8362 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Warden, Bunny
Mondays, March 10 & 24, 5:00 p.m. –
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Prayer Group
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – Ash Wednesday service
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong (come learn and play)
Recital: "The Three Organists" perform for the Westside Food Pantry; Friday, February 28th; 7:00pm at
Net Tender March 2014 Deadline: Sunday, March 2nd
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, March 4, 5:30 p.m., Undercroft. This event is free but donations will be accepted and proceeds that exceed expenses will go to the Westside Food Pantry. If you would like to help, please contact Ted Bromage, 244-3227.
Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 followed by a light breakfast.
St. Mary and St. Jude
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.
Taizé - An Ecumenical Prayer Service, Friday, March 21, at 6pm. Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community of
Candlelight · Scripture · Silence · Song · Prayer
Chowder Cookoff, Friday, March 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the
Island Connections needs volunteers! Island Connections seeks to provide free services to seniors, elderly and people with disabilities on
Film & Talk: The Anonymous People. This powerful documentary features real stories about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This film aims at transforming public discourse around addiction recovery in order to spark wide-spread change. FREE by the
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Keep in your prayers this week: Angelina Sharpe, James Stanton, Wayne Buchanan, Dorothy Smith, Johanna Johannason, Bob Theriault, Norman Shaw, Tony Sousa, Violet, Ron, Edie Stanwood, Mary Parker, Amy Beal Church, Mary Jones, Sarah Flynn, Joseph and Kimberly Pratt family, Ruth and Bob Zachary, Sachi Mallack, Carolyn Bowman, Martha Thompson, Karen Floyd, Lydia Thayer, Martha Masiello, Gary Dunlap, Kay and Bill Barney, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Julie Russell and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica. Pray for the safe return of Ryan Maynard, Nathan Gumm, and Ty Elkins who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.
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Lent is a season of reflection that begins on Ash Wednesday (March 5) and concludes on Easter (April 20).
The reality is that the season of Lent, which Christians have practiced for so many centuries, is about the same kind of yearning for greater light in the world, whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere.
The word “Lent” means “lengthen” and it’s about the days getting longer. The early Church began to practice a season of preparation for those who would be baptized at Easter, and before too long other members of the Christian community joined those candidates for baptism as an act of solidarity.
It was a season during which Christians and future Christians learned about the disciplines of the faith - prayer and study and fasting and giving alms, sharing what they have.
But the reality is that, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, the lengthening days were often times of famine and hunger, when people had used up their winter food stores and the spring had not yet produced more food to feed people. Acting in solidarity with those who go hungry is a piece of what it means to be a Christian. To be a follower of Jesus is to seek the healing of the whole world.
And Lent is a time when we practice those disciplines as acts of solidarity with the broken and hungry and ill and despised parts of the world.
I would invite you this Lent to think about your Lenten practice as an exercise in solidarity with all that is - with other human beings and with all of creation. That is most fundamentally what Jesus is about. He is about healing and restoring that broken world.
So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken, or ill in one way or another.
May you have a blessed Lent this year, and may it yield greater light in the world.