Keeping a Holy Lent
The forty days of Lent (beginning on Ash Wednesday) are a time of preparation for Easter. It recalls the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness. Many people set themselves a specific Lenten 'discipline' – e.g. they join a Lenten study group, read a book, study the Scriptures on a daily basis, set aside more time for prayer, or recommit themselves to weekly worship.
Join a Lenten Study Group
Lent Discussion Group
Join us on Thursday evenings, 7.00pm – 8.30pm, 5 Mar – 1 Apr, then 23 Apr (one week only after Easter) for a video and discussion group on Reconciliation. These come from a group called Living the Questions. No preparation, other than a questioning mind, is necessary. Meeting in Robertson Room.
5 March - restoring relationships
12 March - the prophetic Jesus
19 March - evil, suffering and a God of Love
26 March - the myth of redemptive violence
2 April - practicing resurrection
23 April - honouring creation
Lent for Blokes
In this study guide Douglas Connelly unpacks the Lord's Prayer section by section with additional texts that help you dig deeper into Jesus' teaching about how to pray. It commenced early on 4 February but you can still join the group.
Tuesdays 10 am in Wild Honey. Contact Canon Kevin Stone for more information.
Wednesday Bible Study
We are following the text of Handel’s oratorio Messiah as we ask the question: ‘Who is the Messiah?’ Led by Rev’d Vicky in the Robertson Room from 11.30 am - 1 pm.
Mums' Bible Reading Group
We meet on Thursdays in Wild Honey at 10-11.30 am. Contact the office for more information.
Spiritual Reading Group
Rev’d Vicky will be discussing the book “God is Good for You” by journalist Greg Sheridan. Monday 24 February at 11 am in the Robertson Room and continues every second and fourth Mondays until 23 March.
Can't Join a Group?
There are many online Lenten Studies you can use. One from the Anglican Board of Mission is found here
Some from Common Grace (a Christian group focussed on reconciliation) offers the following:
Give to the mission of God's Church
The season of Lent is traditionally a time of giving to the mission of God's church and to communities to shape their future.
ABM Lent donation envelopes are available when you come to worship or you can make an online donation by going to the ABM website.
The 2020 Appeal supports ABM's projects in the Philippines and Australia, and the engagement between Australian Anglicans and overseas Partners.