Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Sunday, March 17, 2013

PWRDF Lent Resource: Lent 5 Poverty

PWRDF Lent Resource: Lent 5 Poverty John 12: 1-8
     We are reminded that the poor will always be with us - and that as much as we do, there will always be more work.  We are challenged to be generous but also to acknowledge our own needs and to do so without guilt.
image cf. http://www.layeducation.org/

     This week we will consider how poverty impacts what we eat - our ability to grow or purchase food, the quality of what food we eat, and how much we are consuming.
     Mon: We Want - Health.  Is your spiritual life healthy through diverse practices or does it need new variety?
     Tues: We Don't Want - Inequality.  Is your spiritual food worth fighting for?
     Wed: Mix it up - Consumption.  Is the time you spend in spiritual development carefully budgeted or is it time spent in a luxuriously impulsive way?
     Thurs:  In the Garden - Environment.  What are the pests that have impacted your spiritual growth in the past?  What action are you taking to prevent future repetitions?
     Fri: Going Back to the Source - Access.  Do we recognize those areas in our own lives where we are spiritually poor?  How do we interact with those around us whose spiritually poverty we recognize?
     Sat:  The Process - Production. How much would you labour to receive spiritual nourishment?

     The following photos were taken at this morning's service at St. Peter's Church, Alberton.
     Above: the choir sings the recessional hymn.  Below: Rev. Andrew and Lay-Reader Jan at the closing of the Morning Prayer Service.
Below: parishioners happily greeting one another.

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