Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 11:45

Lent 2019 in The Kirton Group of Parishes ASH WEDNESDAY – March 6th Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes in All Saints, Fosdyke at 12 Noon. Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at SS Peter & Paul in Kirton at 7:00pm. At the time of going to print Algarkirk Church is still closed for Dry Rot removal. Saturdays in Lent The Way of the Cross at 10:00am. This devotion begins on March 9th.  Wednesday evenings at The Vicarage starting at 6:30pm from March 13th we embark on a cinematic journey to discover where we see God in everyday life events. Topics covered will be suffering, vocation, love, faith, difference and diversity, sexuality and belief. We will watch the movie, then discuss in a group the themes and theological questions raised for us this Lent. Space is limited! Please sign attendance sheet. March 13th The movie “Simon Birch” March 20th The movie “ Shadowlands” March 27th The movie “Priest” April 3rd   The movie  “The one hundred-foot journey” April 10th    The movie “Unfinished Song”                 Fr Paul also recommends as 2019 Lent reading a brand-new book by our very own Archdeacon of Boston, The Venerable Justine Alain-Chapman. The Resilient Disciple by Justine Allain Chapman ISBN: 9780281078530 £9.99 The art of kintsugi (‘repairing with gold’) not only restores cracked objects but makes them even more beautiful than before. Alone on an 8-day retreat in the Egyptian desert, Justine Allain Chapman experienced first-hand the physical, spiritual and mental struggle many have endured before her. Our own desert experience may involve attending to challenges that come upon us suddenly – such as an illness or bereavement – or to difficult relationships or patterns of thinking that have long been draining us of life and joy. A Lenten pilgrimage is testing. We have to search within ourselves for answers which lie hidden, to draw on each other’s strengths, to reflect deeply and to trust that we will be enabled to integrate our many experiences. But there is a ‘bright flame before us, a guiding star above’. And the God, who always calls us to love beyond ourselves, offers tender healing for our brokenness, longing that we may be consoled and renewed. This vividly written book includes wide ranging prayers and scripture readings, along with guides to using the material with groups and in preaching and worship. If we have enough people interested in studying this book, Fr Paul is offering to lead a book study during Lent at a time people would find helpful and workable. Please contact Fr Paul for further  details on all these events on 01205 624128. Lent 2019 in The Kirton Group of Parishes ASH WEDNESDAY – March 6th Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes in All Saints, Fosdyke at 12 Noon. Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at SS Peter & Paul in Kirton at 7:00pm. At the time of going to print Algarkirk Church is still closed for Dry Rot removal. Saturdays in Lent The Way of the Cross at 10:00am. This devotion begins on March 9th.  Wednesday evenings at The Vicarage starting at 6:30pm from March 13th we embark on a cinematic journey to discover where we see God in everyday life events. Topics covered will be suffering, vocation, love, faith, difference and diversity, sexuality and belief. We will watch the movie, then discuss in a group the themes and theological questions raised for us this Lent. Space is limited! Please sign attendance sheet. March 13th The movie “Simon Birch” March 20th The movie “ Shadowlands” March 27th The movie “Priest” April 3rd   The movie  “The one hundred-foot journey” April 10th    The movie “Unfinished Song”                 Fr Paul also recommends as 2019 Lent reading a brand-new book by our very own Archdeacon of Boston, The Venerable Justine Alain-Chapman. The Resilient Disciple by Justine Allain Chapman ISBN: 9780281078530 £9.99 The art of kintsugi (‘repairing with gold’) not only restores cracked objects but makes them even more beautiful than before. Alone on an 8-day retreat in the Egyptian desert, Justine Allain Chapman experienced first-hand the physical, spiritual and mental struggle many have endured before her. Our own desert experience may involve attending to challenges that come upon us suddenly – such as an illness or bereavement – or to difficult relationships or patterns of thinking that have long been draining us of life and joy. A Lenten pilgrimage is testing. We have to search within ourselves for answers which lie hidden, to draw on each other’s strengths, to reflect deeply and to trust that we will be enabled to integrate our many experiences. But there is a ‘bright flame before us, a guiding star above’. And the God, who always calls us to love beyond ourselves, offers tender healing for our brokenness, longing that we may be consoled and renewed. This vividly written book includes wide ranging prayers and scripture readings, along with guides to using the material with groups and in preaching and worship. If we have enough people interested in studying this book, Fr Paul is offering to lead a book study during Lent at a time people would find helpful and workable. Please contact Fr Paul for further  details on all these events on 01205 624128.