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Sunday 4th - St. Barnabas Guild is being called into service twice today to lead and support worship at Windsor Manor at 5:00pm and at Resthave Nursing Home at 6:30pm. These services are brief but the rewards for all who participate are great. Our own Derek and Virginia Lawrence would enjoy worshiping with you at Resthave.
Tuesday 13th - Today is Shrove Tuesday and our day to transform the Church into Lent. This task requires some sorting and some climbing as you are able, but as always "many hands make light work." We will recite Evening Prayer at 5:00pm, get our work done and then retire to a local eating establishment to celebrate Mardi Gras. Laissez bon temps rouler!
Wednesday 14th - Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, will be observed with our usual worship services and will include Imposition of Ashes at both Morning Prayer at 8:00am and Mass at 5:30pm. Please note that we will use Rite I for all services during Lent. After Mass we will host a light Lenten soup and salad supper to revive and nourish all who have been fasting followed by an introduction to our Lenten Study program. A soup supper and the Lenten Study program will continue every Wednesday in Lent and Holy Week following Mass at 5:30pm. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Undercroft for participants and volunteers to provide soup and sundries. This year we will read, pray and reflect on "The Mystery of the Cross: Bringing Ancient Christian Images to Life" by author and art historian Judith Couchman. Press the button to find out more about the book.
Friday 16th - Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 5:30pm are 2 devotional services which are familiar to most members of St. Anne's Parish and will continue every Friday night during Lent. This is an excellent way to deepen the commitment to a Holy Lent to which we are all called. A dine-out following the services is always an option.
Sunday 18th - Our new Vestry will convene after Mass this morning ,allowing some time to take advantage of the hospitality provided. Traditionally we reschedule our normal 3rd Wednesday of the month meetings so as not to interfere with our Lenten Study Program. As always, all members may attend and observe Vestry meetings.
Thursday 22nd - Fr. Matthew Coomber, who was a supply priest for us last year and is a professor at St. Ambrose University, will speak in Morrison at 6:30pm in the program room of the Odell Public Library. Fr. Coomber leads a short course study abroad program in Germany and the Czech Republic titled "Genocide, Rebellion and God in Nazi Germany" and he will share his experiences and insights. Please join us to welcome, and hear Fr. Coomber in his more professorial role.
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