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Feb 2 / Nancy

Lenten Offerings

Sermon Series & Discussion Group:  Noticing God

Starting February 4 and running through April 15th, Rev. Marlayna will be preaching a sermon series on “Noticing God” in our everyday lives. The series will be based on a book of that title  by Richard Peace. Also, beginning Sunday, February 4th, from 8:55 to 9:40 am before worship each week, Rev. Marlayna will lead an adult discussion group in the chapel based on this book.  Join us in the Conference Room of the Chapel (behind Santander Bank). We will do a different chapter each week.  Please let Rev. Marlayna know via email if you would like to attend—and if you would like her to order you a copy of the book.  (Or feel free to obtain the book on your own!) (Feb 11th’s topic will be “Noticing God in Mystical Encounters” (Scripture:  2 Corinthians 2:1-9.  Note: In this Scripture the Apostle Paul has a mystical experience and shares how he has learned to put it in perspective)

Ash Wednesday

Worship service:  7 PM on Wed. February 14 in the sanctuary.  This will be a 30 minute, meditative service where Rev. Marlayna will talk about the meaning of this sacred day, and people will be invited, if they wish, to receive ashes as a sign of repentance.

Lenten Vespers

Looking for a way to deepen your spiritual connections to God this Lenten Season?  Join us for a quiet service of prayer, poetry, and candle-lighting on the seven Saturday evenings of Lent as we remember the time Jesus spent in the wilderness.  Services focusing on how we can connect to God in “the desert wilderness” of our lives will be held at First Parish Church Congregational from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. starting on Saturday, February 17th and running through Saturday, March 31st.  Members of the church and the general public are welcome to attend.