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Lent 2016 - Count our Blessings

Everything you wanted to know about Lent (well, maybe)

 

Lent Study Groups - Lent Evening Worship - Soup on Saturdays - Services 

LENT—WHAT IS IT?

Lent is the period of 40 days leading up to Holy Week & Easter.
The 40 days echo the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness and the 40 years that the Israelites spent in the desert.   
Historically was the time when new Christians prepared for their baptism by study, prayer and fasting. 
The 40 days of Lent are a good time to think about who we are and what gives our lives meaning.
 
GIVING UP?
Traditionally people give things up for Lent: meat and alcohol, fats and sugars, chocolate and crisps. The idea is to live a simple life and think about what we really need.
 
TAKING UP?
Giving up is particularly useful if it also helps us to take up: for example, giving up a favourite TV show or computer game to make time to pray or study or help out.
Lent is ideal time to take up something that will strengthen your faith: anything from saying grace before meals to learning New Testament Greek (this might take more than 40 days!).
We can also use Lent as a time to find ways to help out more—in our families, neighbourhoods and schools
Study, prayer and service are all good areas to think about taking something up.
 
 
WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR LENT?
We join with our sister churches in Clapham for study groups and evening worship throughout Lent.
 

This year we are following the Christian Aid material "Count Your Blessings" Do pick up an adult or Children's leaflet at the back of church or look online here:http://www.christianaid.org.uk/Images/CYB-adult-Jan-2016.pdf
 
We have a study group here at CHS on a Wednesday evening at 8pm

Other groups are running at:

Wed 7.30pm St Paul's
Friday 3.30pm St James

 


Every Sunday evening at 6.30 pm worship in different traditions:

February 7  Clapham Baptist Church

February 14 St Paul's

February 21 St James'

February 28 Holy Spirit

March 6 TBC

March 13 St Peters and StPaul Orthodox

March 20 Clapham Methodist


 
SOUP on SATURDAYS

We shall again be hosting

Lent Lunches in Aid of the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call

supporting projects in our diocese, Zimbabwe, the Holy Land.

Saturdays from 13th February 12-2.

A simple lunch of soup and bread and some good company, do come along and join us.

Second hand books also on sale



 
 
 Easter Services 2016

February 10 Ash Wednesday

8.00pm Service of Penitence with Imposition of Ashes

 March 6 Mothering Sunday

10.30am All Age Eucharist for the whole family

 March 20 Palm Sunday

10.15am Procession with Palms

 meet outside Bonneville School at 10am

10.30am Eucharist with Passion Drama

 March 21,22,23

Experience Easter

Church open 9.00am-12.00pm with Easter Prayer Stations

 March 22 Passover Supper

7.30pm in Church

 March 24 Maundy Thursday

8pm Eucharist of last supper with footwashing

 March 25 Good Friday

10am Family Workshop

12 noon Stations of the Cross

1pm Mass with veneration of the Cross

2pm Meditation and Music

 March 26

11.30pm Easter vigil service with lighting of the Easter Fire

 March 27 Easter Day

10.30am Festival Mass