Wednesday, March 16, the first Lenten Devotion will gather for a St. Patrick’s Day Eve Dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Social Hall at 6 p.m. The meal is being donated. Contributions– Lenten almsgiving– will be collected to combat hunger in Philadelphia, adding to our Old First Team’s fundraising effort for the Walk+Run Against Hunger.
About 6:30, finished with dinner, we will begin the Lenten Devotion, using guided mediation, sacred story, prayer to draw closer to God, our neighbors and the mission for which God is waiting on our church. The first week will be focused around the opening of the “City Dweller’s Prayer:”
O God of every time and place,
prevail among us too;
Within the city we love
its promise to renew.
Our people move with downcast eyes,
tight, sullen, and afraid;
Surprise us with your joy divine,
for we would be remade.
For more information on the Lent, see the earlier article, Lenten Hunger and Holy Nourishment.