Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.
The call of Lent is the call to return.
To return to God, our True Home.
To return to prayer and fasting from that which distracts us.
To return to the Way, walked by Jesus and those who have gone before us.
To return to spiritual community and practice.
Perhaps now more than ever, we need to heed the call to return, not only as individuals, but as communities and a nation. The forty days of Lent are ripe for deeper prayer and reflection, and for resisting the forces in our own lives and society that seduce us away from God’s truth and vision for our world. Using Walter Brueggamann’s Lenten devotions, A Way other than Our Own as a daily practice, this group will gather weekly in the weeks between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week to meditate, pray, and be in dialogue about what it means as people of faith to walk an alternative path - one of humility, prayer, justice and peace.
Meeting Wednesday’s during Lent, 7:30-9 pm
March 8, 15, 22, & 29, April 5 & 19 (skipping April 12 for Holy Week)
Deep Waters Center for Prayer & Exploration
at Amerson House, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
Suggested Donation: $125 for six sessions with snacks and beverages
To Register: Call or email Kimberly (404-275-3328; firstname.lastname@example.org)