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Welcome to St. Gregory's
where Christ challenges us each and every day to love him and love each other

February 2016

Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance,  moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - his suffering  and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.

Shrove ”fat” Tuesday Pancake Supper February 9th, 5:30—7pm

Join in the Final Mardi Gras Celebration before Lent! Invite your friends to enjoy pancakes, sausage, pastries,  beverages  & fun! All this for a donation

Ash Wednesday Services:

1pm, St. Gregory’s: Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist; no music.
7pm, Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran, 1860 E. Hile, Muskegon, Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist

Lent Soup & Bread Suppers with Conversations

This year’s Wednesday evening Lenten program will offer something different than in year’s past. Beginning at  5:30pm with participant-prepared soup and bread supper in the Parish Hall, the program will move to the  Community Room and offer an informal, historical Bible study and conversation led by Pastor Chris Anderson  and Rabbi Alan Alpert. Those attending are asked to read the following Bible passages prior to each evening’s  conversation:

1st Week, February 17th: The Creation, Genesis 1:1 - 2:2;
2nd Week, February 24th: The Flood, Genesis 7 - 9:13;
3rd Week, March 2nd: Sacrifice/Binding, Genesis 22:1-18;
4th Week, March 9th: Passover/Exodus, Exodus 14:10-15:1;
Last Week, March 16th: Passion Narrative, Luke

In order to plan the food and space, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Feel free to invite family and/or  friends who might enjoy the program, but sign them up or call and leave a message in the Office so that food  and space can be adjusted as necessary. Linda Scheerer is coordinating the soup and bread donations. See her to sign up to provide a meal.

Service Cancellations
In the event of extreme weather and/or hazardous road and parking lot conditions which will cause the cancellation of services, meetings or events at St. Gregory’s, the information will be:
  •  Sent out by email;
  •  Posted on WZZM TV13 & WOTV8 and WOTV4;
  •  If in doubt, Call the Senior Warden

Sunday Worship at

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
(no music at the early service)

Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m.