Lent is right around the corner, and there are two offerings to take advantage of this year.
One is the mindfulness calendar, a self directed daily calendar for each day during Lent, March 5th to April 14. Click the link to download a copy >>>> mindfulness calendar lent.
A daily devotional written by Fred Buechner is available at worship or the church office; a $5 donation is appreciated.
There will also be a weekly study, copies available at the church office, 115 10th Ave North, Creston
|Stations of the Cross and Lectio Divina|
Using devotions from
Julian of Norwich
Wednesday’s during Lent
March 8 – April 12
and this is the Lectio Divina process:
Moment One: (Lectio) Read the Scripture
passage for the first time. Listen with the “ear of
your heart.” What phrase, sentence or even one
word stands out to you? Begin to repeat that
phrase, sentence or one word over and over,
allowing it to settle deeply in your heart. Simply
return to the repetition of the phrase, sentence or
one word, savoring it in your heart.
Moment Two: (Meditatio) Reflect, relish the
words. Let them resound in your heart. Let an
attitude of quiet receptiveness permeate the
prayer time. Be attentive to what speaks to your
Moment Three: (Oratio) Respond spontaneously
as you continue to listen to a phrase,
sentence or word. A prayer of praise,
thanksgiving or petition may arise. Offer that
prayer, and then return to repeating the word in
Moment Four: (Contemplatio) Rest in God.
Simply “be with” God’s presence as you open
yourself to a deeper hearing of the Word of God.
If you feel drawn back to the scriptures, follow
the lead of the Spirit.