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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 2015

Lent is the Christian season of preparationbefore 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.  This year, St. Gregory’s offers a number of ways to meditate, worship, study, reflect and prepare for Holy Week and Easter.

Pancake Supper
February 17th, 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 Helpers are needed to set-up, clean-up, serve & cook. Contact Dean Huff, 780-1284 to volunteer.

Ash Wednesday Services
* 4pm, St. Gregory’s: Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist; no music
* 7pm, Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran, 1860 E. Hile, Muskegon, Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist

Soup & Bread Suppers & Book Study Return
The popular Lenten Wednesday evening soup supper and book study series returns on February 25th. Soup will be served beginning at 5:45pm followed by discussion. The 5-week study will focus on “Practical Mysticism” by Evelyn Underhill, an English Anglo-Catholic writer whose scholarly and spiritual works focused on prayer and mysticism. She lived from 1875 to 1941. Her feast day in the Episcopal Church is June 15th. In just 100 pages, Underhill presents a practical mysticism which can be nurtured in the life of any Christian. As this little book originally went to press at the beginning of World War I, Underhill dared to assert that mysticism was not escapism or a “soothing draught." She presented mysticism as a powerful stimulant which enables one to better distinguish the real from the illusory, to feel a certitude which cannot be shattered by struggle or catastrophe,
and to grow from a deep spiritual consciousness. Books will be provided for this study. Copies will be available on February 15th at the church.  If you would like to provide soup or bread for any of the meals, contact Linda Scheerer for a date. Meeting dates are February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18 & March 25.

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.