We will be having Meager Meals at church on Wednesday evenings during Lent. The meals will start at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed at 7:00 p.m. by Evening Prayer or Holy Communion.
A Meager meal is usually soup, bread, and often a salad. Since Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent are called fast days, this helps us as a church observe some temperance in our eating as we abstain from sweets and meats, and eat a meal that is more modest than we might otherwise eat. But truly it is a time of fellowship and preparation for prayer, because prayer is really what fasting is meant to facilitate and make more focused. (Also, we plan to read some Screw tape Letters while we eat during these meals).
The first Meager Meal will be this Wednesday March 6, Ash Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The meal will be followed at 7:00 with Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes.
The soup and bread will be provided for this first meal. When we see who is willing to participate weekly in the Meager Meals, we will then start a rotation to take turns brining the soup and bread and salad.
Lent is always better when you have people to journey with through Lent. We hope as many of you as possible will join us in this traditional Lenten observance, as we endeavor to grow closer together as a parish during this Lenten journey.