Lent at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s offers many ways for you to deepen your faith during the reflective season of Lent. 

“Lunch Break with God” returns in Lent, Thursdays @ Noon 
Casual Fellowship and Conversations about Faith
Looking to connect with others in the St. Paul’s community? Have some nagging spiritual questions or curiosity about God? Are you  often in Bedford during the work day and able to take a lunch break? If so, then consider coming to “Lunch Break with God” every Thursday in February and March at St. Paul’s from Noon to 1:00pm. Bring your own lunch and a question or conversation topic related to spirituality, faith, the Bible, church, or God. Each week Rev. Chris will gather with whoever shows up at Noon, have some chit-chat for a few minutes, and then pick a discussion topic for the rest of the hour. Hard stop at 1:00 p.m. Feel free to come late or leave early as your schedule allows. No need to RSVP, just show up.

 

Lenten Suppers + “Forgiveness” Scripture Study
Wednesdays in Lent, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
In Lent, the church invites us to deepen our devotion through special commitments to prayer and fasting. One way you can respond to this invitation is by attending our Wednesday evening “Soup and Scripture” program this year. Each Wednesday evening we will gather for a simple supper of soup, bread and cheese (provided) and share in fellowship and learning. This year, we will do a five week Bible Study exploring the theme of Forgiveness. Weekly sessions will explore connections between our own experiences of forgiving and being forgiven and passages in the Bible. You are welcome to come to sessions “one-off” as fits your schedule, or attend the whole series. Please do sign up on the Parish Hall Board, if you think may attend, or email Rev. Chris Wendell, so we know how much food to have.

  • Feb. 21: Sibling Forgiveness: Stories of brothers from the Book of Genesis
  • Feb. 28: Divine Forgiveness in the Hebrew Bible: Leviticus, Jonah, Isaiah
  • March 7: A Case Study: The Prodigal Son
  • March 14: Conditional or Unconditional?: Jesus’ teachings on Forgiveness
  • March 21: Liturgical Forgiveness: Does Absolution “work”? Does it make us more forgiving?

 

Who will win the Golden Halo? LENT MADNESS Has Begun!

Each year in Lent, The Episcopal Church holds our own version of “March Madness” featuring many of the various Saints that we commemorate in our calendar. This year, 32 saints have been placed into a bracket, to face off in daily “head to head” competition – conducted online by popular vote! Every member of the parish is invited to learn more about this years’ 32 Saints and to complete your own bracket, by picking up a booklet in the Narthex, which will be available in mid-February. Completed brackets must be posted in the Parish Hall by Ash Wednesday, February 14. Whichever bracket earns the most points through the tournament will be crowned the St. Paul’s winner and receive a prize on Easter Sunday. You can vote for your favorite Saint each day in Lent by visiting LENTMADNESS.ORG.