Join us for a second season of ARISE: TOGETHER IN CHRIST! If you have already experienced meeting and sharing in Session One you know how enriching and formative it was! Once again the heart of this wonderful experience will be for parishioners and friends to gather in small groups to read and pray with the Scriptures. It is meant to be a great moment of grace for all participants.
If you have yet to join in, please feel free to be with us this Lent as we explore "Change Our Hearts." The topics include:
|Week I:||Repent and Believe in the Good News|
|Week II:||God's Beloved.|
|Week III:||Thirsting For New Life.|
|Week IV:||From Darkness to Light.|
|Week V:||Bound Together By A Promise.|
|Week VI:||Into Holy Week With Christ|
ARISE: TOGETHER IN CHRIST sign-up cards are on the tables in the Gathering Space. There are many opportunities in the morning and evening to participate. Fill in the card with your information and leave your completed card in the collection or at the Parish Office.
Please pray for our parish and diocese as we embark on Session Two of ARISE: TOGETHER IN CHRIST using the following words of prayer:
Gracious God and Father,
we enter into your presence
realizing you know us better than we know ourselves.
You know the cares and sufferings
we carry in our hearts.
You call us to holiness
and we trust you to lead us together
on our journey to be a renewed Church,
for with you all things are possible.
Create us anew in Jesus Christ your Son.
Liberate us from all that keeps us from you.
Heal us from every form of sin and violence.
Transform us to live your Word more profoundly.
Awaken us to the sacred; rebuild trust among us.
Enliven our parishes; reunite our families.
May your Holy Spirit empower us
to live as a community of love,
freed to share in your work
of recreating our world and restoring justice.
We believe you are doing something new,
calling us to arise together in Christ
to celebrate the fullness of life. Amen.
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