Bless this Mess

Lent 2021

Lent at Home

Lenten Booklet

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Lenten Booklet

The Lenten Booklet is an annual project of the First Parish, Lincoln, constituting a compilation of personal writings by parishioners for each day of the Lenten season. For the Lenten Booklet this year, we have asked members to write on the topic of “Resilience”, exploring what constitutes resilience and what it means to be resilient as an individual, a family, or a community in the time of COVID-19 amidst the devastation, isolation, and hardship it creates. As you will see, the contributions are both numerous and profound.

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Bless this Mess Calendar

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Bless this Mess Calendar

At its heart, Lent is a six-week journey of transformation – and transformative journeys can be messy. This printable calendar will help you and your family “bless this mess,” as we travel through the valley of the shadow of death into newness of life.

Each week leading up to Easter has its own set of illustrated cards: each Sunday outlines a simple candlelight service, including a confession, words from scripture, a bite-sized meditation, and a blessing; then there are five cards for each week that feature simple, engaging daily practices to try as we travel the road to the empty tomb. Forty cards in all (including one for Ash Wednesday)!

From caring for God’s creation to fighting for racial justice and equality, the calendar’s themes and activities are both accessible and challenging. Conversation starters over tea, “things to remember,” and concrete daily practices round out this resource, helping to ensure that this Lent, we connect with each other, work toward repairing God’s world, and look ahead to the new life of Easter morning.

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Journeying through Lent Together

Life of Jesus

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Thursdays from 12:00-1:15pm

A lenten series tracing the biblical narrative of the life of Jesus, reflecting on its historical context and meaning for today

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Taizé Service

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Friday, February 26 at 7pm

Join us (via Zoom) as youth from St. Joseph’s/Julia’s Parish and First Parish in Lincoln present readings and reflections interspersed with sacred music to deepen our connection to the Spirit.

A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, and liturgical readings. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations.

We invite people of all faiths and people in search of faith to join us. Services are usually candlelit, so please have a candle ready wherever you will be Zooming in from.

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More to come… Stay tuned!