A wonderful gift of the liturgical calendar is that it brings us through all of life’s ups and downs, joys and sorrows... and then reminds us that we are not alone in any of it. The church calendar moves us through the Lenten season of self-examination, repentance, and renewal to prepare us for the joy of Easter.
How much we practice our faith through the Lenten season can have a tremendous difference on our experience of the joy of Christ’s resurrection. Ask God in prayer to guide you to the practices that will be most transformative for you this season. Whether it is fasting from food, altering your use of technology, participating more fully in worship and/or study, or taking on another practice, be intentional with Lent. Come to worship. Spend time with God. Blessings to you on your journey.
Stations of the Cross
For many, Fridays in Lent are days of additional/special devotion because we observe Jesus’ death on the cross on Good Friday. Stations of the Cross is a 14-step devotional to commemorate Jesus’ last day on earth. We pray the Stations to call...
Lent Daily Devotional
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Friday, March 24, 2023
Made in God’s image
An excerpt from Wisdom 2:23-24 : For God created us for incorruption, and made us in the image of his own eternity, but through the devil’s envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his company experien...
Thursday, March 23 2023
Wait for the Lord
An excerpt from Psalm 130:5-6 : I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning.
Reflection from Annette Johnston, Trinity Episcopal ...
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
God will not forget you
An excerpt from Isaiah 49:14-15: But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.”
Can a woman forget her nursing-child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb?
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Bear fruit in good work
An excerpt from Colossians 1:9-12 ... so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.
Reflection from Jenn...
Monday, March 20, 2023
The armor of God
An excerpt from Isaiah 59:17: He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in fury as in a mantle.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
An excerpt from Psalm 90:12 Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”
Reflection from Val Evans, St Gregory’s Episcopal Church: Time never stops it keeps tickin...
Friday, March 17, 2023
Love your neighbor
An excerpt from Mark 12:28-31 Which commandment is the first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and...
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Truth will make you free
An excerpt from John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Forsaking the Lord
An excerpt from Jeremiah 2:12-13 Be appalled, O heavens, at this, be shocked, be utterly desolate, says the Lord, for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and dug out...
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
An excerpt from Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I ...
Monday, March 13, 2023
Walk in love
An excerpt from 2 John 1:5-6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment just as you have heard it from the beginning – you must walk in it.
Reflection from Bev Laurell, St G...
Saturday, March 11, 2023
The parable of the prodigal son
An excerpt from Luke 15:31-32 : Then the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and ha...
Friday, March 10, 2023
Sing for joy
An excerpt from Psalm 95:1-2 ; Come, let us sing to the Lord;let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Trust in God
An excerpt from Jeremiah 17:7-8 : Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream.
Reflection from Demi VanderWerff, S...
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Heart of Flesh
An excerpt from Ezekiel 36:26 : A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Reflection from Deborah DeManno...
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Waiting for God
An excerpt from Psalm 62:1-2 : For God alone my soul in silence waits; from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold, so that I shall not be greatly shaken.
Reflection from Cindy R...
Monday, March 6, 2023
Mercy and judgement
An excerpt from Luke 6:36-38 : Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will...
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Water of eternal life
An excerpt from John 4:13-15 : Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give w...
Friday, March 3, 2023
An excerpt from Matthew 5:23-24 : So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to...
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Deeds done in God
An excerpt from John 3:17, 20-21 : For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly see...
Wednesday, March 1. 2023
A clean heart
An excerpt from Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Reflection from Elizabeth Clemmitt, St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church: This verse is a favorite of mine to remember a...
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The Lord’s Prayer
An excerpt from Matthew 6:9-13: ‘Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us ...
Monday, February 27, 2023
Siblings in Christ
An excerpt from Hebrews 2:11-12: For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying,
‘I will proclaim your ...
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Clothed in joy
An Excerpt from Psalm 30:12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
Reflection from Victor Przysiezny, Trinity Episcopal Church: Facing dark times can dri...
Friday, February 24, 2023
Zealous for good deeds
An excerpt from Titus 2:11-15 He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
Reflection from Sarah Snyder, ...
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Take up your cross daily
An excerpt from Luke 9:23-25 Then he said to them all, “If any wish to come after me, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, an...
Humility before God
An excerpt from Luke 18:10-14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.’