Let Us Pray
As we approach the season of Lent, we are focusing as a parish on making prayer part of the rhythm of our daily lives. There are many opportunities below to help you establish a daily rhythm of prayer.
Called to Prayer...The Sermon Series
We will be launching our call to prayer with a three-week sermon series, Called to Prayer, beginning
February 12: Power
February 19: Purpose
February 26: Pattern - the Dean of Canterbury will preach in the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services in the Church
Let Us Pray...The Prayer Wall
The glass cases and windows on the north wall of Sumners Hall have become a Prayer Wall. You are invited to write your prayer requests on special post-it notes and tape them to the glass. Prayer ministers will be praying over the requests daily. We also encourage you to post your answered prayers as
Let Us Pray...The Daily Offices
This Lent, we will be distributing a small booklet designed to help you establish a daily rhythm of prayer. The words come from our Book of Common Prayer and have been used for centuries to focus our day on our Lord and Savior.
Once per day or more often, we ask you to choose the appropriate liturgy and steal five minutes to re-center your heart on God. Feel free to mix and match any of the collects or canticles in the back along with any Bible verse you choose. Physical copies of the booklet will be available in services beginning February 19, at the Get Connected center and outside the worship spaces. They will also be mailed to homes February 24. CLICK HERE FOR A DIGITAL EDITION
We will also be offering the daily offices of Morning Prayer at 7:00 am, Noonday Prayer at 12:00 pm Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm and Compline at 9:00 pm in the Chapel on Monday - Saturday from March 2 - April 12. Wednesday morning and evening services include Eucharist, and there is an additional Wednesday 10:30 am Healing Service.
Let Us Pray...Where You Are
To receive daily noonday prayer via text messages from March 1 - April 16, text LENT to 313131. On Mondays during Lent, we will live stream noonday prayer via Facebook Live on our SJD Facebook page. Like us on Facebook and join us virtually every Monday.
Most importantly – Join us in PRAYER!
Let Us Pray...for Kids
Children’s Ministry will be joining the larger church with a focus on prayer during the season of Lent. In Sunday school, we will offer a weekly teaching on the Lord’s Prayer and on what Jesus taught his disciples about prayer. We will teach older children how to lead their families through Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayer using the Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families booklet from the Book of Common Prayer. In addition to our teachings, we are taking our Sunday school kids on a creative journey following the footsteps of Jesus with
During Lent, our Sunday school classes will have scheduled times to go to Sumners Hall to pray at the prayer wall and write and post their prayers along with the rest of the parish.
Please join us on Sundays at 10 am for Sunday school.