Friday, January 29, 2010

The "Before" Picture

Thanks to Sandra and Scott Anderson for making these crosses. Each one is primed, made of 8" wide wood, and stands 4 feet tall.
When groups return their crosses to the church on Monday morning, February 15, Sandra (and anyone who wants to help--email Cyndi McDonald) will add a sealer to protect the art. These will be placed throughout the park on Ash Wednesday. Note the holes at the top and bottom. We will run rope through these and tie them to the trees.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Prayer Stations in the Park

Thanks to the Ministry Teams and Sunday School classes who are providing stations in the park throughout Lent (Ash Weds Feb 17 - Easter Apr 4)

Lord, Teach us to pray - Discovery Class
Our Father, who art in heaven, - Children's Ministry
Hallowed be thy name - Music Ministry
Thy kingdom come - Inquirers Class
Thy will be done - J.O.Y. Class
On earth as it is in heaven. - Kindred Spirits Class
Give us this day - Lightseekers Class
Our daily bread - Senior Adult Ministry
And forgive us our trespasses - Available
As we forgive those that trespass against us - Available
And lead us not into temptation - 11th and 12 grade Sunday School class
But deliver us from evil - Experiencing Joy Class
For thine is the kingdom - Phileo Class
And the power and the glory forever - John Strother Class
Amen - Open Door Class

Many thanks to Scott and Sandra Anderson for preparing the crosses and setting these throughout the park.

Lent 2010

In 2010, as we journey toward the cross, we will follow the path given by Jesus for prayer.

Throughout the park there will be several stations set up, each representing a part of the Lord's prayer. Take some time for a journey of prayer, walking throughout the park, reflecting on this prayer.

Our church will also provide copies of Ellsworth Kalas' Lenten study of the Lord's Prayer. Each weekly lesson considers a part of the prayer. Meet here, at this website, to discuss the parts of the prayer, as well as sharing our experiences in and of prayer.

Week beginning:
Feb 17 (Ash Weds) - Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Feb 21 - Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
Feb 28 - On earth as it is in heaven.
Mar 7 - Give us this day our daily bread,
Mar 14 - And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us,
Mar 21 - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
Mar 28 - for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Apr 4 - Easter

From 2009 to 2010

Discussions earlier to this post, especially those that refer to Henri Nouwen or "Show me the way", reflect our community's engaging this remarkable book.
Join us in 2010 as we discuss Ellworth Kalas' lessons:
Reflections on the Lord's Prayer: A Lenten Study
Copies will be available in worship services from the ushers.