Lockdown Lent @SMM
The season of Lent is traditionally a time for prayer, learning, growing in faith and drawing closer to God.
This Lent at SMM, we'd like to offer a range of things to encourage and inspire you!
1. Forty Days of Prayer: rather like an Advent calendar, where there is a surprise behind each door, so for the 40 days of Lent, you can click on the Lent calendar on link below and join with a member of the SMM congregation as they share their favourite and inspiring prayer, starting on Ash Wednesday Feb 17th.
- Lent at Home: 40 days of activities for families, children & young people:
click on the below for a colourful booklet with fun and creative ideas for each day of Lent.
3. Lent course 2021 'A cry of hope and a whisper of love' Wednesdays March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th at 7.30pm on Zoom. We are delighted that these will be led by the Revd Dr, Nadim Nassar who will speak on different stories of the last days of Jesus' life. There will then be time for discussion before the sessions end by 9pm with Compline.
Week 1: March 3rd: the Last Supper. Luke 22:7-38
Week 2: March 10th: Gethsemane - Luke 22: 39-53
Week 3: March 17th: Trial and Peter's denial Luke 22: 54-chapter 23:25
Week 4: March 24th: Crucifixion: Luke 23: 26-end.
All meetings will be held on zoom:
meeting ID 963 0176 9169
It would be helpful if you could e-mail to let us know you are planning to come, but all are welcome even if you forget to e-mail in advance!
4. Lent Books 2021 - there are so many to choose from but 'Reflections for Lent' from Church House at £5.99 with a reflection each day plus short orders of service is a good place to start.