Lent Programs & Activities
Lent calls us to draw closer to God, and we encourage you to use Lent to grow your faith. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church offers opportunities for prayer, reflection, worship, community, and study in Lent.
Things to do at church
- Growing a Rule of Life class on Sundays at 12:30 pm
- Church Night – Wednesday 6 pm worship, 6:30 pm potluck, 7-8 pm class
- Stations of the Cross – 7 pm Fridays
- Open the Door to Lent art project – 12-2 pm February 21 and March 6
- Sheep and Goats (info coming soon)
Resources for your personal devotions
Love Life Live Lent booklets for children & teens
Children and teens can pickup a Love Life Live Lent booklet full of activities that encourage them to think and live differently. These will be available at church.
Join our teens as we offer prayers on Twitter. Read more info on #prayerchallenge.
Daily Lenten series – Growing a Rule of Life from SSJE
The Society of St. John the Evangelist is offering a series on Growing a Rule of Life. We invite you to participate in a daily devotion on your own and a come to a weekly 12:30 pm Sunday class. More information about this series and our class is here.
d365.org daily devotionals – Journey to the Cross
At d365.org, Journey to the Cross is a Lenten devotional series written for teenagers and the adults who work with them. Subscribe to the website to receive a daily reminder or download the iTunes app d365 Daily Devotions by Passport, Inc. This service is a collaborative initiative of the youth ministries offices of The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Mission Agency, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Connect with d365 devotionals here.
Daily devotion via text message from the Diocese of Pennsylvania
Sign up to receive two text messages: one in the morning and one in the evening. The morning devotion will include a short Bible verse to reflect on during the day. In the evening, you’ll receive a short prayer to pray. Sign up by texting @adventd to 81010. Standard text messaging rates apply. More info on this text devotional is available here.
Praying in color for a personal devotion
Praying in Color offers adults and children a way to mark the day-by-day journey of Lent daily praying & drawing with a calendar template. The author says, “It doesn’t involve making false promises to myself about sitting down for thirty minutes a day and praying/studying/meditating and then feeling guilty when I fail… I think of each mark or stroke of color as a wordless prayer.” Four calendar templates are offered, along with suggestions for ways to pray with doodling. View and download Praying in Color Lenten calendars here.
Meditations from ERD – Walk the Path of Lent
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) invites you to “Walk the Path of Lent” with a Lenten meditation series featuring reflections on spiritual practices. Sign up to receive ERD’s daily Lenten meditations by email.
Church Next video courses
Do you want to journey deeper into your faith? ChurchNext offers five free, open online courses this Lent. They have partnered with Trinity Institute to offer a free online Lenten series on Racial Justice. This series of courses is based on Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice, and it includes these presenters: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, PhD., Kelly Brown Douglas, MDiv, PhD., Jennifer Harvey, and J. Kameron Carter, PhD. Each course is free from the date on which it launches throughout Lent, 2016. Learn about these free ChurchNext courses here.