Growing in Love of God and Neighbor

Lent 2023


Calling: Responding to God’s Call on our Lives: Join Father Allen Wakabayashi during the 9 am coffee hour each Sunday in Lent for “Calling: Responding to God’s Call on our lives.” Classes begin Sunday, February 26th and end on March 26th.

As we enter into Lent, this becomes a time to seek God’s voice as God calls us to live out a life of faithfulness in the world. In this class, we are going to go into the Scriptures to consider God’s calling on us. We’ll listen to Jesus’ call on us to follow Him. We’ll go back to the beginning to consider God’s call on us in Creation. And we’ll consider what God has done for us in Jesus Christ in New Creation. While all of us can serve God in particular ways with our gifts, relationships, and vocations, there are some overarching aspects of what it means to live as called people, people called by God to be salt and light in the world.

Lenten Organ Recital series:

Our Lenten organ recitals are back! After getting cut short in 2020, and not happening at all in 2021, our popular Lenten series of organ recitals will resume on Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 noon. These thirty-minute recitals feature area organists playing a wide variety of organ literature on our beautifully renovated pipe organ. The first recital features virtuoso organist Aaron Patterson who is a student at the Curtis Institute.

Unfortunately, there will not be any soup luncheons following this year’s recitals. We have always wondered whether people come to the organ recitals for the music or the soup (or both!), and this year we have a chance to find out! There is nothing like hearing the pipe organ live in concert, with its beautiful quietest sounds and its thrilling loudest sounds. We hope to see you there!

Organ Recital Series – Wednesdays in Lent at 12:00 noon

March 1      Alexander Leonardi, Curtis Institute of Music
March 8      Edward Landin Senn, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
March 15    Matthew Smith, Haddonfield United Methodist Church
March 22    Glenn Rodgers, Delran, NJ
March 29    Mark Trautman, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Somerville, NJ

Online Resources:

The Way of Love in Lent: Resources from the Episcopal Church with seven videos to reflect on God’s work of salvation and prepare for remembering the cross, tomb and resurrection in Holy week, and a calendar of daily, simple practices to keep a holy Lent and deepen faith. Learn more about the Way of Love beyond Lent here.

Lent Madness: Learn about the saints and holy people of our church’s history and participate in a bracket-style elimination tournament where your vote helps determine which saint wins the “Golden Halo”.  A daily dose of inspiration and prayer and fun through Lent:

2023 Lenten Meditations from Episcopal Relief and Development