On Sunday we prepared ourselves for the coming of Lent with our Lent Workshop, a cross-generational Sunday school hour with hands-on projects to get us ready to practice Lent in the home.
Each of our practices reflected a traditional practice or orientation of the heart that emerges through the Lenten season. Here’s what we did:
Make a pretzel to eat and a clay pretzel to take home to remind you that Lent is a time for prayer.
Purchase a devotional book in our Lenten bookshop. Lent is a time of self-reflection
Pick a new discipline for each week of the six weeks of Lent, a time of self-control.
Decorate an alms box, a place to hold your loose change. At the end of Lent bring these back to church and they will be donated to our Good Samaritan Fund to help under-resourced families in our community. Lent is a time of giving.
Prepare a garden out of dirt and grass seed. Watch it grow throughout the Lenten season as we remember that Lent is a time of waiting.
Feast and Fast
Help us decorate the bulletin board with your feasts and fasts for Lent. Lent is a season of abundance and penitence.