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Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The theme of this year’s booklet will be “Christian Community: Life and Ministry Together.” The church of Jesus Christ is more than a random collection of individuals, and it is more than just another service organization. The Christian community of the church has its own life, its own purposes for being, and its own distinctive characteristics. What does Christian community in the church look like? Why is Christian community so important? How is it different than other forms of community in the world? In what ways is it challenging? What do we do when it breaks down? What resources does God make available to us, in order to strengthen and support us in living and serving together? How does God call us to live and serve together? What kinds of attitudes and commitments are required of those who enter into community in the church? These are the kinds of questions that this theme can raise for us. The Lenten devotional will correspond loosely with our sermon series of the same name during Lent. Our hope is that the Lenten devotional and the sermon series will reinforce each other and inspire us to deeper thinking and more faithful living.

We are grateful to all of our devotional authors for their submissions, and we invite you to ponder them as reflections for our Lenten journeys. The thoughts in each devotion represent those of the author and not necessarily Lewinsville Presbyterian Church.

We will not be publishing a booklet format this year.
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PLEASE NOTE that no devotions are issued on Sundays

Earth Care Reflection-Action Calendar

In addition to the Lenten Devotions, the Lewinsville Earth Care team is recommending for our use Tread Lightly for Lent, a daily reflection-action calendar produced by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Presbyterian Mission (Presbyterian Hunger Program). Along with the Lewinsville Lenten Devotions, the calendar can serve as a helpful guide for contemplation, prayer and actions. As stated on the calendar: “The Presbyterian Hunger Program strives to walk with people in moving toward sustainable choices that restore and protect all of God’s children and Creation. As people of faith, we seek to ‘serve and preserve’ God’s world. … Our hope is that this Lenten calendar will be the beginning of actions intended to create more mindful behaviors throughout the year.”

DOWNLOAD/VIEW THE TREAT LIGHTLY FOR LENT CALENDAR

Our Recent Devotions are listed below. As Lent 2021 progresses, the latest devotions will be listed here:

Friday, February 28

Psalm 22:1-5 (NRSV)My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;     and by night, but find no rest. Yet you are holy,     enthroned on the praises of Israel.In you our ancestors trusted;     they trusted, and you…

Thursday, February 27

Psalm 27, Psalm 147:12-20, Habakkuk 3 (effectively all), John 17:1-8, Philippians 3:12-21 (KJV)Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind,…

Ash Wednesday, February 26

Hebrews 12:1-14 (NRSV)Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith… Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths…

Welcome to the 2020 Lenten Devotions

Welcome! You have signed up to receive our Lenten Devotions via email every day. The theme for 2020 is “Sunday Morning, Monday Morning,” and all devotions are all written by Lewinsville members. Each devotion starts with a Biblical reading, the devotion follows, and ends with a prayer. The first devotion will appear in your email inbox tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020,…