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Lent table at Christ Church - 3rd Sunday in Lent

Mar
26

 

For the third Sunday in Lent we added a jug of water and a cup, to represent Jesus as the living water, as detailed in John 4.5-42:

So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.

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Lent prayer series - week beginning Sunday 19 March (3rd Sunday in Lent)

Mar
18

 

Prayer visual for this week:       

A cup, placed at the foot of the cross. These could be a real object or a drawing/picture. The cup reminds us of Jesus's humanity.  

 

Prayer activities and ideas for this week:               

Choose one or two things from your Ash Wednesday list to pray about. If you find it helpful to do so, write your prayers down on small pieces of paper and attach them to your cross.  

In line with the theme of humanity you might also wish to think about: 

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Lent table at Christ Church - 2nd Sunday in Lent

Mar
15

 

For the 2nd Sunday in Lent, we added a bowl of water and a candle, to reflect the story of Jesus talking to Nicodemus, in John 3.1-17

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’

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Lent prayer series - week beginning Sunday 13 March (2nd Sunday in Lent)

Mar
12

 

Prayer visual for this week: 

         

A towel and basin, placed at the foot of the cross. These could be real objects or a drawing/picture. The towel and basin symbolise service. 

 

Prayer activities and ideas for this week:               

 

Choose one or two things from your Ash Wednesday list to pray about. If you find it helpful to do so, write your prayers down on small pieces of paper and attach them to your cross.  

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Mothering Sunday Services

Mar
10

Our Mothering Sunday services will take place on Sunday 26 March 2017.

At St George's Church, West End, there will be a Communion Service at 9am and at Christ Church, Esher, there will be an All Age Service at 10.30am. All are welcome.

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Lent table at Christ Church - 1st Sunday in Lent

Mar
06

 

Each Sunday, from the 1st Sunday in Lent until Palm Sunday, we will be adding items to our Lent table, to remind us of the stories of Jesus’ life and works.

For this 1st Sunday in Lent, we added a bowl of sand and some stones, to reflect the story of Jesus’ temptation by the Devil in Mathew, chapter 4, verses 1-11:

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Lent prayer series - week beginning Sunday 5th March (1st Sunday in Lent)

Mar
05

 

Prayer visual for this week: 

         

30 silver coins, loose or in bag, placed at the foot of the cross. This symbolises Jesus’ betrayal by Judas, for 30 pieces of silver. 

 

Prayer activities and ideas for this week:               

 

Choose one or two things from your Ash Wednesday list to pray about. If you find it helpful to do so, write your prayers down on small pieces of paper and attach them to your cross, if you are using one.  

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Lent prayer series - Ash Wednesday

Feb
28

 

Ash Wednesday 

If you are going to use a cross as a visual focus for Lent prayer, place it somewhere in your home where it is visible and crucial to your daily routine, such as in the kitchen or the living room. 

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Lent prayer series - Shrove Tuesday

Feb
27

 

If you're having pancakes today, enjoy them!  

 

Today's prayer activity: 

After your pancakes, think or chat about what comes to mind when you think of Easter. Make a note of these – they could be symbols, ideas, thanks. 

 

Prayer starter: 

Spend a few minutes giving thanks for everything on your list. Ask God to help you understand His love for you and others more this Lent. 

After giving thanks, put your list away somewhere safe, so you can come back to it during the Easter weekend. 

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Lent prayer series

Feb
27

Following on from our popular Advent Prayer series we are delighted to launch our new prayer series for Lent. 

By way of introduction every Sunday during Lent we'll upload prayer ideas and a prayer starter and this will provide your theme for prayers for the week. There will also be additional posts on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, plus Shrove Tuesday (to set the scene) and of course Easter Sunday.

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