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Lenten Meditations from Bishop Curry

Lent has two quite remarkable bookends. On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that we are dust and that God loves us even in our dustiness. At the end of this season, we will celebrate the power that God’s love has to transform this world. Easter reminds us that not even death can keep us from God’s unconditional love. As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus this Lent, we know that living out God’s love for the world is our ultimate goal.

We also know that this walk with Jesus won’t be easy. Following Jesus takes us through Good Friday and the cross. There will be struggles; there will be times when we stumble, but we are not alone. We are bound to one another as children of God. We share with Jesus in God’s beloved family.

God came among us in the person of Jesus to show us how to be more than simply the human race. He came to show us how to realize God’s dream, God’s purpose, God’s plan for us and for all creation.

Whatever devotion you practice this season of Lent, either giving up something that ties you to this world or taking on a spiritual task or discipline, let it be something that helps you participate in the movement of God’s love in this world, following in the footsteps of Jesus and loving one another.

— The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
The 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and Honorary Chair (ex-officio) of the Board of Directors of Episcopal Relief & Development.

Ash Wednesday Services, March 6

There will be three services on Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00 am, noon and 7:00pm.

According to the Episcopal Dictionary of the church:

The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. The Ash Wednesday service is one of the Proper Liturgies for Special Days in the BCP (p. 264). Imposition of ashes at the Ash Wednesday service is optional.

March 2019 Tau Cross Now Available

The March 2019 Tau Cross is now available! Lots of information in this issue including:

  • Strove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on March 5
  • Ash Wednesday Services on March 6 at 7:00 am, noon, and 7:00 pm
  • Book Group’s next meeting on March 27 at 7:00 pm to discuss Educated by Tara Westover
  • The Intergenerational Lenten Series inspired by The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Preserving Our Legacy Capital Campaign to raise money for the church’s windows, organ and bells
  • Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s Speaker Series and Song Fest

Click on the image below to download the pdf.