Below are some absolutely wonderful links to Lenten resources for families. Because many families with children are still hesitant to return to church due to COVID, we wanted to find a way to support you in your faith journey as a family during this holy season.
We have included both contemplative and active possibilities, and even some nice bed time stories. The national Episcopal Church has done a really lovely job of pulling these together in the last several years.
If there is any way that St. Augustine’s can be supportive of your family’s faith journey, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. It is our greatest joy.
Much Love and Many Prayers,
P.S. We’ve also included the schedule of offerings at the church at the bottom of the page. Join us as fits your family!
We Wonder: Lent is a podcast from the Church of England, a contemplative Lenten devotional for children to wonder together about the story of God. Each episode features: a scripture passage brought to life with dynamic music and sound effects, a short, engaging reflection on the passage, a contemplative time for wondering together about the story for the day, and brief thoughts and prayer led by a special child-guest each day.
Faith at Home is a weekly lectionary devotional / Bible study for families provided by Forma and Forward Movement. Its mission: Our faith is not just something we check in with on Sundays; our faith is how we live lives of meaning and purpose every day of the week, if we will learn to notice and respond to how God is moving. But this awareness, like anything worthwhile, takes practice. Which is why a weekly discipleship practice of Reading, Reflecting, and Responding to scripture in the context of community is so important. The devotions on this site have been written with this practice in mind. Use them with friends or family to help you deepen your experience of faith experience from Monday-Saturday.” Sign up to get it weekly via email or “like” it on Facebook.
Update: It will now be available several times during the week also! Read the update here.
Tucked In: Bedtime Stories and Prayers with Episcopalians and others is a Facebook Group that does live-streaming of different folks reading a picture book with faith themes. Each Wednesday evening (7:00pm ET) and occasional Mondays, you can join to hear Bible and other stories and short bedtime prayers.
Lenten Fast for Creation was created by the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana's Environmental Commission, and explores a very hands on type of devotion with an activity each day around the theme of creation care. What a wonderful way to celebrate Lent as a family!
St. Augustine's will have a very full and active schedule this Lenten season. Click here to download a copy of the Lenten Offerings schedule. Physical copies will also be available in the back of the church.
Sunday Morning Adult Formation
9:15 a.m. Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (English)
Wednesday Evenings - NEW TIMES
6:00 p.m. Soup Supper
6:30 p.m. Teaching
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Anointing (English)
Friday Stations of the Cross / Viernes Via-Crucis
5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (English) - March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 8
6:30 p.m. Vía-Crucis (español) - 4, 11, 18, 25 de marzo, 8 de abril
6:30 p.m. Bilingual Stations of the Cross / Via-Crucis Bilingüe
(Español e inglés/Spanish and English) - April/abril 1
6:30 p.m. Santo Rosario y Clases de Biblia (español)
9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday on Facebook Live (English)
9:30 p.m. Every day (English) on Facebook Live
Oración Vespertina (español)
7:00 p.m. Lunes – jueves
Iniciamos el Jueves de Cuaresma, 3 de marzo - Facebook En Vivo