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Christ Episcopal Church, St. Helens, is hiring a musician to play its 2-manual Rodgers organ for Sunday services. We have one service per Sunday, at 10 am. You would prepare a prelude and postlude, and hymns chosen by the vicar. No meetings required. Repertoire mostly from authorized hymnals of The Episcopal Church. Compensation $135/Sunday. You can learn more about us at www.christchurchsthelens.org. Inquiries and applications to be directed to the Vicar, Jaime Sanders, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lent, we say, is a time when we walk with Jesus toward
the cross. It might be more true to say that Lent is a
time when we remember that Jesus is walking with us,
as we walk through our joys and sorrows towards the
death that awaits us all. Some years we give something
up for Lent—this is historically in the church a time of
fasting, which perhaps not coincidentally was a time
of food shortage as the winter supplies were diminish-
ing and the spring harvest was not yet come. Other
years life takes something from us, and we have no
need to deliberately give something up to feel the
finitude and sorrow of our human life.
This Lent I invite you to join me in a small group to
bless the lives we actually have. We will be using a
guide based on a new book, The Lives We Actually
Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days, by Kate Bowler
and Jessica Richie. Kate Bowler is the author of one of
my favorite theological reflections on loss and grief,
Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve
loved). You can order the new book, but you don’t
have to read it to participate in the Lenten group. The
authors have prepared a study guide and provided it
This group of sharing, reflection, and prayer for Lent
will meet on Saturdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. from Feb. 25 through April 1.
We will keep the
meetings to an hour. Please join us.
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