Keeping Lent

KEEPING LENT AT ST. MARGARET’S

 

Traditionally Lent has been associated with ‘giving things up’, but this was, originally, to enable us to get closer to God. So, this Lent, take our Lent Challenge to improve our own lives and make our relationship with God better.

 

Wednesday February 17th: Join in our service for Ash Wednesday, available on our website: www.stmargaretslowestoft.co.uk  

Thursday February 18th:     “Spring clean” and tidy a room at home

Friday February 19th:           Read Psalm 51

Saturday February 20th:      Think of all the people who have kept working during the lockdowns to ensure we are able to carry on our lives as ‘normal’ and pray for them

 

Sunday February 21st         Join St Margaret’s for our Communion service, live on our website from 6pm on Saturday

Monday February 22nd        Say thank you to someone as they work and say how much you appreciate them

Tuesday February 23rd       Look out the window until you find something of beauty you had not noticed before

Wednesday February 24th  : Show some love to your world and see if there is anything more you can recycle at home; resolve to do so

Thursday February 25th  :   Be nice to everybody and don’t complain about anybody

Friday February 26th            Go on a thankful walk - see all the positive things you can be thankful for in your neighbourhood

Saturday February 27th       Take time to pray for your neighbours

 

Sunday February 28th          Join St Margaret’s for our Communion service, live on our website from 6pm on Saturday

Monday March 1st                 Remember the people of Wales in your prayers on St David’s Day

Tuesday March 2nd              Pray for everybody who is moving home this month

Wednesday March 3rd :     Read Psalm 149

Thursday March 4th            Forgive someone

Friday March 5th :                 Think of some of your ‘happy memories’ – perhaps spend time looking through a photograph album (if you have one)

Saturday March 6th:             Pray for someone you can’t get on with

                                               

Sunday March 7th:               Join St Margaret’s for our Communion service, live on our website from 6pm on Saturday

Monday March 8th:               Spend some time in your ‘garden’ Why is it special?

Tuesday March 9th:               Cook your favourite food and enjoy eating it

Wednesday March 10th:      What is your favourite hymn? Why is it special to you?

Thursday March 11th :         Thank God for animals and the fun and enjoyment we get from them.

Friday March 12th                 Pray for people whom you normally sit next to, or near, in church

 

Saturday March 13th :          Think about your school days, then pray for the schools in our parish and our ‘open the Book’ team who go into two schools

 

Sunday March 14th :            Join St Margaret’s for our Communion service, live on our website from 6pm on Saturday

Monday March 15th :           Pray for your family, wherever they are

Tuesday March 16th:           Read Psalm 122

Wednesday March 17th:      Remember the people of Ireland in your prayers on St. Patrick’s day.

Thursday March 18th:          Listen to a piece of music you enjoy and think what makes it special for you

Friday March19th :               Sort through your kitchen cupboards

Saturday March 20th  :         Think about yourself. How do other people see God working through you?

 

Sunday March 21st  :           Join St Margaret’s for our Communion service, live on our website from 6pm on Saturday

Monday March 22nd  :           Pray for Arthur and those who work in our churchyard making it a tidier, more beautiful place and enhancing nature          within it

Tuesday March 23rd            Find out about a saint

Wednesday March 24th :      Say a special prayer for all the young people in our parish

Thursday March 25th           Reflect on all you contribute to the life of our church. Is there anything else you could offer or do to improve our mission, our outreach or our worship?

Friday March 26th  :              Pray for people and situations in today’s news

Saturday March 27th            Choose something you do not like doing; do it and offer it in prayer to God

 

Sunday March 28th              Join St Margaret’s for our Communion service, as we celebrate Palm Sunday live on our website from 6pm on Saturday

Monday March 29th              Pray for all who take part in, and enhance, our services at St. Margaret’s

Tuesday March 30th            Telephone someone you haven’t spoken to for some time

Wednesday March 31st       No sugar day – where else is there sweetness in your life?

Thursday April 1st                 Read and think about 1 Corinthians chapter 11 verses 23 to 25

Friday April 2nd                     Read about Jesus trials and death – Matthew chapter 27

Saturday April 3rd     Read Mark, chapter 16 verses 1 – 8 (this is where St Mark’s gospel originally ended). Think why Mark didn’t mention any sightings of Jesus after his




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