Whether you’ve ever observed Lent or not, you are invited to a special evening that begins the Lenten Season. Wednesday, March 6th is known as “Ash Wednesday” on the original Christian calendar. It marks the beginning of Lent, a time of 40 days set aside to focus on the journey of Jesus toward the cross, ending with the celebration of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus. Our group will first meet at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse (in the Garden Chapel), to experience their Taize prayer service, which runs from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The name "Taize" comes from an ecumenical community that started in Taize, France in the early 1900’s. The Taize service allows time to focus on God in a quiet, prayerful way. The simple songs, primarily from Scripture, are meant to become prayer deep within. There are also times of silence. After the service, from 7:30 to 9 pm, we will gather at Jan Hassler’s home, at 21 Sanctuary Drive, for a time of reflection. This will be a time to process the experience of the Taize service, share, and enjoy community and light refreshments.
If you will be attending the gathering at Jan’s, please RSVP below.