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Blog Archives: March 2017

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March
2017

AN EXAMEN : 4TH SUNDAY IN LENT

GATHER By yourself or with others, enter into a quiet space. Select a leader if necessary, and give that person the candle and matches. Dim the lights, and as a group clear the space of the things that compete for our attention: iPads, phones, snacks or toys. We are going to look back over our entire week with God, and we don’t want to get distracted from seeing the times when Jesus has been with us. (*Note*: families with very young children may wish to invite the children to simply reflect on one day, to keep it simpler.)   ENTER ...
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March
2017

AN EXAMEN FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

GATHER Alone or with your family, community group, or friends, get comfortable in a quiet space. Grab a candle and matches. Dim the lights, and clear the space of the things that compete for our attention: iPads, phones, snacks or toys. We are going to look back over our entire week with God, and we don’t want to get distracted from seeing the times when Jesus has been with us. (*Note*: families with very young children may wish to invite the children to simply reflect on one day, to keep it simpler.)   ENTER GOD’S PRESENCE LEADER: We ...
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March
2017

AN EXAMEN FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

GATHER By yourself or with your family, community group, or friends, get comfortable in a quiet space. Give someone the candle and matches. Dim the lights, and clear the space of anything that will distract you: phones, toys, screens. Remind one another that when we take things away, we are making more space for God. Allow a moment to settle in before beginning.   ENTER GOD’S PRESENCE LEADER: We invite Jesus, the light of the world, to shine on our lives and help us see God. (Light the candle) RESPONSE: For with you is the fountain of ...
05
March
2017

AN EXAMEN FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

GATHER By yourself or with your family, community group, or friends, get comfortable in a quiet space. Make sure someone has the candle and matches. If possible, dim the lights. Turn off and put away your phones. Make sure children have used the bathroom! Say: “We are taking away all of the things that will distract us, to make space to come close to God.” Allow everyone to settle in before beginning.   ENTER GOD’S PRESENCE LEADER: We invite Jesus, the light of the world, to shine on our lives and help us see God. (Light the candle) ...
01
March
2017

AN EXAMEN FOR ASH WEDNESDAY

GATHER With your family, community group, friends, or alone, get comfortable in a quiet space. If possible, dim the lights. Turn off and put away your phones. Make sure children have used the bathroom! Say: “We are taking away all of the things that will distract us, to make space to come close to God.” After settling, light a candle and pause for silence before you begin. ENTER GOD’S PRESENCE LEADER: (blows out the candle) Today is the day we remember that we are like ashes.  Without Jesus, we are like fires that have gone out. ...