Pick up your colorful Lent 2017 calendar in the narthex. This enriching one-page calendar includes prayers, thought-starters, activities and suggestions for Bible reading throughout the 40 days of Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter. It also includes instructions for creating a simple Lenten prayer tree.
Another annual tradition for Lent is the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) cardboard piggy banks shaped like a fish. Everyone is welcome to take a bank and fill it to help those in need. The money we collect in our OGHS fish banks goes to help people around the world who have suffered a disaster, whether it be from war, flooding fire, or earthquakes. It also helps communities learn how to sustain their living with growing food, and building wells. Bring your full fish bank to worship on Easter and place it in one of the baskets in front of the communion table.