Saturday, February 25, 2017
Dear Epiphany Families,
Well, it feels like spring right now; what a great week for vacation!
Here is what is going on tomorrow:
- Children's Worship for Pre-K - 5th grade at 10:00am.
- Childcare is available in the nursery from 9:00-12:00
- YPF meets Sunday night at 6:00pm in the Garret.
Because of school vacation there is no church school in the Myra Higgins Formation Wing.
Here is what is going on this week:
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Sponsored by the Genesis Youth Group, is this Tuesday, February 28th, 6:00-7:30pm in Hadley Hall. There's a pancake toss, and lots of options for pancakes including Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, Plain Pancakes, as well as sausages and fruit. The evening concludes with an introduction to Family Lenten Disciplines
Ash Wednesday Family Service, March 1st, 4:00pm
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. During Lent, we are called to simplify our lives, re-connect to our faith through prayer and service and to remove or add to our lives disciplines that will deepen our connection to the Holy. Children need to be part of this holy time! Plan on attending this brief family service.
Here is what you can look forward to during Lent:
Communion Enrichment program - All children in 2nd grade or higher are invited to participate, a program over the course of the first four Sundays in March, designed to help your child better understand the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist, and the sacramental rite of Reconciliation. Parents are asked to participate in this program with their children. Children who have participated in a communion program in the past are welcome to join us.
LENT TO GO bags - These bags are for families to bring home and will be available at the Shrove Tuesday supper. They contain six small items each with a corresponding reflection card for the five weeks of Lent and for Holy Week. On each reflection card is a Lenten scripture passage and on the back are discussion questions and instructions appropriate for all ages. Set aside a special space in your house and choose one night each week for all to gather; around the dinner table at dinner is a good! Lay out the mat and the candle; have this remain a special space for all of Lent. Each week, a symbol is added and the scripture passage of the week is read followed by reflection questions. You might want to repeat the reading on several nights!
- •There are 15 youth who will be participating in our service program to El Hogar this summer. Congratulations!
- •Genesis are hosting the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 28th at 6:00pm. Our middle schoolers and their parents will be flipping pancakes, leading a pancake toss, and serving for this fellowship event.
Contact me with any thoughts or questions.
Talk to you soon,
70 Church Street, Winchester, MA 01890