Lent 2 – 28th February

Questions from Nicodemus – footprint

Nicodemus, a religious leader, comes to Jesus to ask his questions. Lent is a good time to try to be open about our questions. Maybe we can even ‘cherish the questions’ and ‘have patience with all that is unsolved’

Read the story of Nicodemus – John 3:1-21.

On a footprint, write a question as a Lent prayer.

Prayer: 

Walk among us, grace of God, teaching us the questions of the kingdom. Amen

Devotions for Sunday 28th February 2021

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a8jri-fc0f9b

The Podcast this week includes a reflection by Revd. Helen Hollands entitled “Rejecting the love of power for the power of love”, based on Mark 8:31 – 38 and thinking about how the disciple Peter responded to being told that Jesus must undergo great suffering. And we consider our own response to that too. 
Jane Burnham reads our Gospel reading, and music is provided by the band “After Ours” (King of Kings, Majesty) and Hugh Burnham who sings an Easter hymn.

Lent 1 – 21st February

Into the Wilderness – Sand

Just between his baptism and the beginning of his adult ministry,  Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days, “to be tested”.

Read the story of Jesus wandering in the desert – Luke 4:1-11

I wonder …

  • Have you ever felt that you have been tempted?
  • When have you walked on hard, barren or stony ground?
  • What have you learned there? What might you learn there?

Prayer:

Holy God, help us when we walk through the difficult places in our lives. Help us to know that the closer we walk to you, the closer you will be to us. Amen. 

Lent Journey

Over the next 6 Sunday’s we will be sharing a journey through Lent and we encourage you all to journey with us whether as an individual, family or bubble.

Lent is a time to pay more attention to the inner life, which affects our outer life in the world around us. Christ’s life, ministry, and death are remembered during this season.

May you have a blessed Lent and remember that God loves you – always.

Prayer for the Beginning of Lent

Creator of my Life, renew me: bring me to new life in you.
Touch me and make me feel whole again.
Help me to see your love
in the passion, death and resurrection of your son.
Help me to observe Lent
in a way that allows me to celebrate that love.
Prepare me for these weeks of Lent as I feel both deep sorrow for my sins and your undying love for me.
Amen