Lent at St. B’s
Originally the early church used the 40 days of lent as a time of preparation for Baptism. Over time it became a time of penitence, self-examination, and special devotion for all Christians. The word lent comes from the old english word meaning “spring” and the lengthening of days. These disciplines become the means of “spring cleaning” parts of our lives.
We hope to offer an alternative this Lent at St. B’s, so that each of us will have the opportunity to experience something of the mutual support and shared structure on which vital Christian life depends. Rather than each of us choosing an individual discipline for these 40 days, we invite you to shape your Lent around weekly communal fasts and readings.
The Shape of Lent Guide will include corporate fasts and daily readings to help shape this season into 5 weeks that are deep and transformational. Pick up a hard copy at the church or download it here.
Fr. Travis will be leading a reflective study based on the fasts and readings in the guide. Each Wednesday we will explore how the week's fast is shaping us, study the readings' telling of The Story and discuss our place in it, then conclude by listening and expressing how the Lord is inviting us to respond.
Traditionally, prayer goes hand in hand with fasting. To this end please join us on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. during Lent for corporate prayer. Evening Prayer will be held in the sanctuary, February 21 – March 21, lasting for about 20 minutes.
Lectio Divina, an ancient way of praying with the Scriptures, will be held in the Ministry House from 6 – 7 p.m. For more information regarding the Lectio group, please contact David Thornton at
Lent Madness returns between services on Sundays in the lobby. Grab some coffee and come learn about the Saints as they compete, with your help, to earn the Golden Halo.