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Special Lent Events and Resources

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The Painting Table with Roger Hutchison
Sunday, March 6 
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Painting Table is an innovative group activity that blends the creation of art with mindful spiritual practice. At The Painting Table, participants gather and share a table and paper and art supplies. Participants are free to paint anything they want and use their hands as brushes.  In Roger's own words, "The end result of The Painting Table is not the painting that is created. It is the conversation, sharing, and listening that takes place around the table. Come and share your story through art and ready yourself for the conversation that might take place between your heart and God."
Roger will offer two workshops for all ages on how to express one's thoughts and relationship with God through the art of painting with one's hands. A simple soup lunch will be offered. Signup in Founders' Hall or use this online form for the session you will attend. Deadline for signup is Monday, February 29.
If you are unable to make our Sunday experience of The Painting Table, there is another offering on Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dunstan's. This is being offered to other Episcopal congregations in the Diocese. Please email Sue if you would like to attend this event.
Praying for Others: Intercessory Prayer
Sunday, March 13
Adult Formation Offering at 9:50 a.m.
The act of prayer is the primary way that we communicate with God and grow in relationship with God and others. This Lent we have emphasized developing a rule of life. Reading and meditating on scripture, attending and actively participating in worship, and participating in acts of service and mission are all important to growing as disciples of Jesus. Prayer is what weaves and molds those acts, yet it is one of the most difficult practices to maintain in our Christian lives.   
Sister Barbara Jean will return to St. Dunstan's to share her thoughts, wisdom and experience of praying for others. For over forty years she has lived in community and actively engaged in daily prayer practices.  She will also preach at the 10:45 liturgy. 
Lenten Resources
It's never too late to begin a Lenten practice. Choose a simple daily practice with one of these take-home or online resources. 
Growing a Rule of Life - a process to regulate your spiritual practices with God, self, others and the world.  Workbooks are available to take home and daily videos and emails are available here . 
 Living Well through Lent - daily reflections on scripture  focusing on the words of the Great Commandment and one's heart, strength, mind and soul. Booklets are available to take home or download for your phone or tablet here
The Forty Days of Lent - a Lenten poster with the simple task of focusing on a da ily scripture text. Take one home. 
Lent Madness - learn about the saints of the church and choose your winner of the  Golden Halo. Visit the  website to vote for your favorite each day. The winner is announced on the Wednesday of Holy Week. 
Episcopal Relief and Development - a Lenten meditation booklet focused on justice and global concerns.  It can be read online here.
Videos for your Soul -  a daily video and scripture focus designed primarily for youth and young adults. Visit the site daily or subscribe to receive a daily email including the video.   
Journey to the Cross - another resource specifically created for youth and young adults. d365 is produced by Passport, Inc. This devotional is available throughout the entire year and alters their focus for the seasons of Lent and Advent.
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator


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