Third and Fourth Weeks in Lent

Two Weeks in Pictures (oops! we got busy and missed a week!)

The singing of the “Decalogue”—In Lent we sing the traditional “Kyrie Eleison” (Greek for “Lord have mercy”) from the Book of Common Prayer, which as been troped, or augmented, with the Ten Commandments. Note the Priest is wearing “Rose” vestments for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (called in Latin “Laetare Sunday”). The rose color is a symbol for joy. Being halfway through Lent, we take a brief respite from our penance to rejoice in God’s mercy.

The singing of the “Decalogue”—In Lent we sing the traditional “Kyrie Eleison” (Greek for “Lord have mercy”) from the Book of Common Prayer, which as been troped, or augmented, with the Ten Commandments. Note the Priest is wearing “Rose” vestments for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (called in Latin “Laetare Sunday”). The rose color is a symbol for joy. Being halfway through Lent, we take a brief respite from our penance to rejoice in God’s mercy.

During  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd , our Level One kids (1-3) were discussing “Where is Jesus?” Here is one child’s wonderful answer to the question! (Hint: He’s holding a chalice and host and elevating them like the priest during Mass.)

During Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, our Level One kids (1-3) were discussing “Where is Jesus?” Here is one child’s wonderful answer to the question! (Hint: He’s holding a chalice and host and elevating them like the priest during Mass.)

The last week of every month is Outreach Night at Generations. Here are several different “generations” working together as we stuff hundreds of Easter eggs in preparation for our Easter celebration in a few weeks.

The last week of every month is Outreach Night at Generations. Here are several different “generations” working together as we stuff hundreds of Easter eggs in preparation for our Easter celebration in a few weeks.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd  uses hand-made materials in the Montessori tradition for the spiritual formation of children. Here are some of our parishioners at Generations outreach night hand-painting materials for to be used in our Level Two Atrium (ages 6-9).

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd uses hand-made materials in the Montessori tradition for the spiritual formation of children. Here are some of our parishioners at Generations outreach night hand-painting materials for to be used in our Level Two Atrium (ages 6-9).

Deacon Randy’s Homily for Lent 4: Remembering Who We Are

Fr. Brian’s Homily for Lent 3: Being the Burning Bush

This Week’s Announcements:

Generations: Generations is intended to be our primary engine for discipleship and is designed for everyone—ages 1-100. This week at Generations we will be discussing chapter 6, pp. 74-87, from Liturgy of the Ordinary by Rev. Tish Warren. Dinner starts at 5:30. Suggested donation of $5/family for dinner.

Lenten Alms: GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference) of which we are a part, is mobilizing its networks to respond to a cyclone that has caused massive destruction in parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Because of this, we will be suspending our Lenten Alms drive for the parish’s Benevolence Fund for today. Instead, any donations placed in the colored envelopes today will go to the relief effort underway, spearheaded primarily by Anglican International Development.  More information can be found on their website. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Stations of the Cross: Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday in Lent beginning at 5:00. All are welcome.

Baptisms: The Great Easter Vigil is the best time for baptisms! If you or a family member would like to be baptized, please let Fr. Brian know ASAP.

Bingo: We will be having Bingo in the Parish Hall on the Friday, May 3-- $2 a card, $25 prizes. All are welcome, and bring friends!

Prayer Advocates: CGS is looking to build a team of “Prayer Advocates.” This team will receive regular updates regarding parishioners who request the prayers of the church. If you wish to join to receive these updates, please let us know.

Provincial Assembly: The ACNA is having its Provincial Assembly in Plano, Texas this year. Being that it is so close this year, it would be a great opportunity to attend and get a greater sense of our connection and identity as a national church. More information can be found at anglicanchurch.net.

Lenten Feria Mass:  Wednesday, 4/3 at 4:30 pm in the chapel (2019 BCP, Sarum Use), commemorating St. Richard of Chichester, Bishop, d. 1253; also St. Isadore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor, d. 636 (transf. 4/4).