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Lent is the season between Ash Wednesday and Easter and is a special season of preparation for Easter. Many people observe Lent by undertaking special programs of study; many practice self-denial. The purpose of Lent is not self-punishment but preparation for Easter through concentration on fundamental values and priorities. As we experience the season of Lent St. Andrew’s invites everyone to join us in any or all of the following events.

 

Shrove TuesdayShrove Tuesday Pancake Feed, February 17, 5:00-7:00pm, Guild Hall. Free-Will offering to be donated half to Outreach and half to our parish sponsored Boy Scout Troop#247

Shrove Tuesday is the day immediately before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, named for the “shriving,” or confessions and absolutions, performed traditionally that day. Also known as Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” for those who prepare for Lent by making sure they have sins of which to repent. Traditionally pancakes were eaten, because eggs and fat, forbidden during a Lenten fast were used.

 

Ash Wednesday (2)

Ash Wednesday Services, February 18, 12:00pm and 7:00pm.

The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. The ashes are made from palm leaves left over from the preceding Palm Sunday celebration.

 

 

Coffee HourCoffee Hour Discussions during Lent Sundays, February 22 – March 29

Please join Fr. Tom to discuss the previous week’s daily meditations of the Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist www.SSJE.org/time.

 

 

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Lenten Series ‘Exploration of the Gospels’ Wed. March 4, 11, 18, & 25th 7:00pm

Deacon John Roper will be leading an exploration of the Gospels this Lenten season. He will be discussing how each Gospel gives a different portrait of Jesus. This will include the background of the author, how they were written and who they were written for. How the Roman, Greek and Jewish cultures and languages influenced the writings. Participates will have a chance to reflect on the scriptures. Please bring a Bible and join him in the Large Classroom. Fr. Tom urges everyone to take part – you will be amazed! Go and see why Fr. Tom says – “you will be amazed!”

 

Lent

St. John’s, Wichita, Lenten Luncheon & Speaker Series Feb. 25-March 25 Weds, Noon

Lunch will be available in the library following the service. A $5 donation is requested. Speakers will continue an informal conversation with a question-and-answer time after lunch. 402 N. Topeka, Wichita. www.stjohnswichita.org

Speakers for the 44th Annual Lenten Luncheon Series:

February 25  The Reverend Dr. Mary J. Korte, Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wichita, Kansas

March 4        The Reverend Andrew O’Connor, Rector, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Wichita, Kansas

March 11      The Reverend C. Earl Mahan, Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wichita, Kansas

March 18      The Reverend Dawn Frankfurt, Rector, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Wichita, Kansas

March 25      The Very Reverend Tom Wilson, Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Derby, Kansas