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This Lent, we will focus on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us. In studying Peter’s faith journey, the lyrics of “Come Thou Fount” come to mind. It’s as if Peter himself wrote this song. Like many of us, Peter has a wandering heart. His journey is not polished, or linear, or perfect, but he is always tethered to the love of God.  Faith is a constant journey of steadfast pursuit, one that ebbs and flows. We want to affirm the ways Peter keeps going: he drops his nets, he walks on water, he runs to the empty tomb, he swims to the shore to meet the risen Christ. He keeps searching and yearning and loving, even after missteps or mistakes. Ultimately, in Peter’s story, we are reminded that God loves imperfect people—in fact, time and again, that’s precisely who God claims and calls. This Lent, we will look for ourselves in the stepping stones of Peter’s story. We will reflect on the stages of our own faith journeys as well as who and what has shaped us along the way. As we wander, let us tune our hearts to sing God’s grace. May we rest in streams of mercy, never ceasing. 

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Devotional Materials

We encourage you to engage in the devotional art, reflections, scripture and  prayers at your own pace, looking for the ways your own story may be reflected in Peter’s faith journey. As we wander through Lent, let us tune our hearts to sing God’s grace. May we rest in streams of mercy, never ceasing.

Printed copies are available in the Trinity narthex, or find downloadable/interactive options below.

Daily Devotional

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ASH WEDNESDAY

"Tune My Heart"

Centering Practice

Center yourself through music. Listen to a song that moves you.

Question

What habit, mindset, or emotion would you like to leave behind this Lenten season?

Prayer

Great Musician, as I settle into this Lenten season, guide my path. Give me the wisdom and the strength to leave behind the things that distract or discourage. I want more open space in my life. I want more open space for you. Amen.

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Lent Wednesdays

SIMPLE SUPPER

5:30 PM

HOLDEN VESPERS

6:30 PM

DEVOTIONAL DISCUSSION & VISIO DIVINA

7:15 PM

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Following Peter through the season of Lent.

Faith Map

ASH WEDNESDAY

"Tune my heart"

February 14, 2024

12:30 & 6:30 PM

PSALM 51:1-17

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me."

Listen to a song that has the word “heart” in it. As you listen, pray for God to tune your heart this Lent.

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

"Jesus sought me"

February 18, 2024

10 AM

LUKE 5:1-11

"Jesus calls Simon Peter as a disciple."

Find as many fish-shaped things as you can in your home. How many are there?

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

"Rescue me from danger"

February 25, 2024

10 AM

MATTHEW 14:22-33

"Jesus calls Simon Peter to walk on water."

Try walking on a path made of pillows and imagine you are walking on water. What does it feel like?

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

"Praise the mount"

March 3, 2024

10 AM

MATTHEW 16:13-20

"Simon Peter calls Jesus the Messiah, and Jesus gives him the name Peter."

Find an item with your name on it. What does your name mean?

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

"I’m fixed upon it"

March 10, 2024

10 AM

MATTHEW 16:21-23

"Jesus scolds Peter after he questions Jesus’ mission and calling."

Build an obstacle course. How quickly can you make it through?

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

"Teach me"

March 17, 2024

10 AM

MATTHEW 18:15-22

"Jesus tells Peter to forgive seventy-seven times."

List as many things related to the number 7 as you can. How many can you think of?

PALM SUNDAY

"Songs of loudest praise"

March 24, 2024

10 AM

JOHN 12:12-16

"Jesus rides into Jerusalem while people praise him."

Imagine Jesus is coming to your town. What items can you find that you would use to throw a parade?

MAUNDY THURSDAY

"Streams of mercy"

March 28, 2024

6:30 PM

JOHN 13:1-20

"Jesus washes Peter’s feet."

Think of a way to take care of a person or pet you love. What can you do for them?

GOOD FRIDAY

"Prone to leave the God I love"

March 29, 2024

6:30 PM

JOHN 18:15-27

"Peter denies knowing Jesus."

Find the word “no” in as many places as you can in your home.

EASTER SUNDAY

"And I hope"

March 31, 2024

10 AM

LUKE 24:1-12

"Peter runs to the empty tomb and learns Jesus is alive."

Imagine you are Peter racing to the tomb. How fast can you go?

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

"Here’s my heart"

April 7, 2024

10 AM

JOHN 21:1-19

"Jesus asks Peter if he loves him."

Find as many heart-shaped things as you can in your home. How many are there?

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