Walking the Way
Welcome to Lent
Lent is the time when we intentionally make space to draw nearer to God. We prepare our hearts and minds so that we are ready to celebrate with joy at Easter. It is a time to clear away the clutter of our lives through reflection and prayer, and gives us a chance to trust God for his forgiveness, renewal and refreshment.
As a benefice, we offer a number of ways to help you make the space needed for God during this Season of Lent. We hope you will find this leaflet a helpful guide to the opportunities available.
A chance to be generous each day
More than 100,000 people have taken part in 40acts during Lent in past years. A daily reflection and challenge to a specific act of generosity will arrive in your in-box each day. Sign up at www.40acts.org.uk
Praying Together 2018: Pray Serve Grow
After the success of last year’s Lent resource, the diocese has produced another booklet to be used by individuals or small groups. For each day of Lent, there is a Bible verse, a very brief reflection, a prayer and a practical action. Booklets available in church or from the Vicar. Also possible to receive as an email each day or via the PrayerMate app. More information on these at http:www.salisbury.anglican.org/worship/prayer/praying-together
Sundays @ 6 — The Way: The Long Road to Heaven
The Long Road to Heaven is a course based on the film The Way in which the main character Tom (played by Martin Sheen) undertakes a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino, after his son dies on that same pathway. As we follow Tom’s journey, we’ll explore together the great Christian theme of salvation.
18th February Film 6.00 pm Puddletown Church Room
Full showing of The Way
25th February Session 1 6.00 pm Tolpuddle Church
What are we saved from?
4th March Session 2 6.00 pm Milborne St Andrew Church
What are we saved for?
11th March Session 3 6.00 pm Dewlish Village Hall
Who can be saved?
18th March Session 4 6.00 pm Puddletown Church Room
What do we have to do to be saved?
25th March Session 5 6.00 pm Milborne St Andrew Church
How are we saved?
The course sessions will provide opportunities for discussion based on clips of the film, questions, learning, prayer and being together. The Long Road to Heaven is published by Circle Books.
Evening Prayer in Lent
Throughout Lent there will be an opportunity to join with others on a midweek evening to say either Compline or Evening Prayer.
Why not come and spend some quiet time with God at the end of a busy day?
Both are on Thursday evenings
Compline in Milborne Church at 6 p.m.
Evening Prayer in Dewlish Church at 6.30 p.m.
Holy Communion in Lent on Thursdays
15th February 12.00 noon Puddletown Church Room
15th March 12.00 noon Puddletown Church Room
Dewlish Lent Lunches — open to all
Thursdays at 12.30 p.m.
Come and enjoy soup, bread and cheese in congenial surroundings, and support Water Aid with a donation at the same time.
22nd February: Dewlish Village Hall
1st March: Elm View, Dewlish
8th March: Parsonage Farm, Dewlish
15th March: 8 Manor Close, Dewlish
22nd March: Up Top, Dewlish
For information about anything in this leaflet, please contact the
Vicar, Sarah Hillman, on 01305 848784; firstname.lastname@example.org