Lent Encounter - week 1
Many of these pictures come from Morning Bell. Today is also Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake day, see the lent 2015 preparation pack
sing|wednesday Listen to this song on Spotify and let it speak to your heart
Hungry - click to open in spotify For the whole songlist and bonus songs to listen to throughout lent 2015, try this playlist: the hunger remains Today is also Ash Wednesday, the first day of lent. Come join us at 6.30- 7.00pm @ the Depot for a short service
read|thursday Engage with this scripture - Mark 2:18-22 “They will fast in that day”
You can read it here
Try this way of meditative reading (based on lectio divina) (1) ask God for insight (2) slowly read-aloud the passage a couple of times: what do you notice? Try to picture yourself in the story. (3) read a third time. As you notice words or thoughts, pause and ask "what might God be saying to me?" (4) pray: stay with and draw from the emotions they evoke, respond to their challenge; thank God for what he is showing about himself. (5) just be silent before God, resting in his presence.
feed|friday Check-up day. How is the hunger goal going?
What are you feeding on this week? Pray the events, experiences and emotions of the past week and offer them to God, being real about the disappointments and thankful for the positives. Setting aside 5-10 minutes of quiet for this special TGIF will likely help you make this happen.
rest|saturday Take some time out to do something that is personally refreshing to you. It doesn’t have to be long or expensive. But treat yourself to the gift of a little personal down time or attention.
What about a walk along the beach or a chapter of a good book?
cession|sunday See you at 5pm for a feed and our intro to The Hunger Remains.