Lent 2021

Starting Ash Wednesday, February 17, we will be sharing  writings from different clergy members on the theme of “Suffer and Grow Strong.”  You will be encouraged to let go – to let of habits that limit or hinder your spiritual growth and wellbeing. You will be invited to immerse yourself into the practice of the faith – to go deeper and farther in living faithfully as believers. You will be challenged to take on new habits – practices that are life giving and transforming on your faith journey. You will be inspired to grow – to grow strong and thrive as an overcomers and followers of Jesus Christ.

Service of Prayer for Ukraine
O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend our world to your merciful care, that, being guided by your divine direction, we may dwell secure in your peace. Grant to President Zelenski and all world leaders and to all in authority the wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Prayers for Ukraine
My name is Alyona Ladyzheva. I am from Ukraine, from the northernmost town of the country, the town of Slavutych, which borders Belarus. This town was built after the Chernobyl accident for those people, such as my family, who responded to and liquidated this terrible world catastrophe, risking their lives, continuing to ensure the safe operation of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant for the whole world, including Belarus and Russia for all these years. For 20 years, I worked on projects to create the largest movable structure - an arch over the destroyed nuclear block of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in order to protect the world of nuclear danger.
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