Season of Lent

The season of Lent is a time to acknowledge the ways in which we get distracted and turned away from God—and a time to deliberately turn back to focus on God’s desire for our lives. The traditional Lenten disciplines of fasting, prayer, study, and almsgiving are all ways to help us do this work.
This year, consider taking advantage of one (or more!) of these opportunities for observing a holy Lent:

Ash Wednesday Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
A eucharist and imposition of ashes to mark the first day of Lent; February 14 at 7pm.

Walking to the Resurrection Sock Drive
Bring donations of new, warm socks to church for the clients of St. Luke’s Table.

Walking to the Resurrection: An Ash Wednesday Journey for Youth
On February 14, a full-day program for youth in grades 4–6 and grades 7–12. To register, email youth@churchoftheascension.ca by January 28.

Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Six weeks of prayer and reflections from the Society of St John the Evangelist. Subscribe for the daily video and prayer email at meetingjesusinjohn.org. Contact Rhonda if you would like a copy of the prayer journal.

Ottawa Centre Deanery Lenten Study “Way of Life”
Based on Brian McLaren’s book The Great Spiritual Migration. Five Wednesdays from Feb. 21 to Mar. 21, with two time slots to choose from: 1–2:30pm or 7–9:30pm. Register at www.tinyurl.com/2018-wol

Lent with Kids
Prayer, story, crafts, and dinner for small children and their grown-ups on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 3:30–6:30pm. Volunteers without small children also welcome!

Project of Heart: Responding to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #59
Two at-home learning modules, followed by a workshop on Saturday, March 17 from 3–6:30pm with a residential school survivor, an art response activity, and a feast of bannock and moose chili.

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