LENT 2018

I invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. (BCP, page 264)

 

Ash Wednesday, February 14 – Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist

7:00 am; 12:05 pm; 5:30 pm

Nursery Provided at 12:05 and 5:30

 

Wednesdays in Lent:  February 21 – March 21

Preaching Series at 12:05 with Luncheon to follow

Holy Eucharist at 5:30 with Supper to follow

Teaching Series at 6:30  by the noonday preacher (special series for children and for youth)

 

February 21 – The Rt. Rev. Kee Sloan

Bishop of Alabama

 

February 28 – The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander

Dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee

 

March 7 – The Rev. Dan Matthews, Jr.

Rector of St. Luke’s, Atlanta

 

March 14 – The Rev. Seth Olson

Associate Rector of St. John’s, Decatur

 

March 21 – The Rev. Donald Fishburne

Retired Rector of St. Paul’s, Chattanooga

 

Holy Week: March 26-30

Daily Word and Sacrament Offerings at 12:05, Maundy Thursday at 6:00 pm

 

The Great Vigil of Easter – March 31 at Sunset (7:05 pm)

 

The Day of Easter – April 1

The Holy Eucharist – 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am

Children’s Procession at 9:00

 

Our Episcopal Faith – A Sunday morning class taught by the Rector

February 18 – March 25, 9:15 am

 

Lenten Meditation booklets available in print or electronically

Inquirers’ Class – Sundays in Lent

All those who wish to learn more about the Episcopal Church are invited to attend the Inquirers’ Classes held on the Sundays in Lent, February 18 – March 25, at 9:15 in the Archives Room, led by the Rector. The class is open to newer parishioners and those who have been here for a long time too. Subjects will include: Distinguishing Features of the Episcopal Church; Church History; Holy Scriptures; the Book of Common Prayer; the Sacraments, and plenty of opportunity for questions. You need not register for the classes but if you wish to be confirmed by the Bishop on May 6, please contact Robert Wisnewski (robert@stjohnsmontgomery.org).

 

Vestry Election Results

 

Congratulations to those elected at the Annual Meeting on January 21: Virginia Banister, Richard Bradford, Kat Dailey, Mike Jenkins, Jimmy McLemore, Stephanie Norrell, Todd Westhauser. The Vestry has elected Jim Marshall III to serve as Senior Warden and Bill Eskridge to serve as Junior Warden for 2018. The Vestry will be on a Planning Retreat February 2-4 at Camp McDowell.

Events Around the Corner

Vestry Retreat – February 2-4

Diocesan Convention – February 9-10

Evensong– February 11 at 4:00

Ash Wednesday – February 14 (7:00, 12:05, 5:30)

Lent Preaching and Teaching Series starts – February 21 (Wednesday noon and evenings)