Trinity Anglican Church, Bradford

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Lent Resource and Ideas 2021

“Creation Care: A Fast for the Earth”– Developed by the Creation Care Committee of the Diocese, this booklet offers you suggestions for either a different fast each week or choosing one to enter into more fully. The six fasts are meat, consumption, food waste, water, injustice and electricity. In most cases it is not a complete abstinence from water or electricity, but ways to use them and think about them differently. Each of these invites us to think about how what we do and the resources we use effects our world and the creation we are called to care for. https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Lent-Fast-2021.pdf

Creation care: climate action from the PWRDF

            40 days of Lent

            40 days of stories about PWRDF

            40 prayers for the Earth

Join Bishop Jane Alexander (Edmonton) and PWRDF Diocesan Representative Rev. Patrick Stephens (Ottawa) this season of Lent as we focus on Creation Care: Climate Action.https://pwrdf.org/get-involved/lent2021/

Study and Prayer: Society of St. John the Evangelist

After the last year in which churches around the world have been closed and congregations scattered, the SSJE Brothers invite you to “Come, Pray.” Join us in the receiving the daily gift of prayer – at home or wherever you find yourself. Across the weeks of Lent, listen in as Brothers discuss the rich and varied ways we pray, together in church and in our personal prayer. Then join us for worship, exploring a rich array of live-streamed services, culminating in the glories of Holy Week. “Come, pray in me the prayer I need this day.”

The series is centered on a weekly 20-minute video and invites participants to explore and experience diverse prayer practices alongside the Brothers through joining our regular, live-streamed worship, special services, and online teachings.To sign up for the weekly email: SSJE.org/subscribe and select “Monastic Wisdom for everyday living“ (Please note: if you are already subscribed to the Brothers email, you do not need to re-subscribe)

Lent Madness   https://www.lentmadness.org/

A unique and fun Lenten devotional and an engaging way to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints. A little bit of tongue-in-cheek humour as you vote for a “favourite” saint each day and a great opportunity to learn more about men and women of faith who have come before us. Lent Madness offered by the Forward Movement, publishers of Forward Day by Day.

An Illustrated Lent for Families: Reflections on Prayer

As we did with Advent we have purchased a resource that we will be delivering to families in time for Ash Wednesday. While it is created specifically for families it is a resource that might be of interest to others. Each week, by exploring Gospel passages about prayer, families are encouraged to learn new ways to expand and enrich their experiences of prayer, individually, as a family and in community. Starting with Ash Wednesday and going through Easter, each weekly session will have a scripture, reflection and discussion questions, activity, coloring sheets, and prayer. Anyone who would like a copy we are happy to email or arrange delivery, just contact Rev. Dana.

And finally, The Anglican Church of Canada has developed a list of all the resources for Lent from across the country and even around the world. The list includes everything from studies, to devotionals to virtual worship: https://www.anglican.ca/resources/lent2021/

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