March 13th, 2024

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ps from ps – Lenten version

During the season of Lent, we have a tendency to slow things down.  To be a tad more intentional.

So during these “40 days” we will be adding Soup and Psalms in person at SPEC each Wednesday at 12pm.  When we gather, we’ll read a particular Psalm (the same one that will come up in the weekend worship) and ask ourselves a few questions and then take time in prayer.

So I’m inviting you to do the same thing.  Join us in person if you can (4007 Main St, Eggertsville NY 14226).  But if you can’t, join us in spirit through email.

Here is our Psalm for the week: Psalm 51.  Read it through once, giving yourself a chance to breathe after, and then read it one more time.  
 Psalm 511Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.4Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.5Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.6You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.8Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.9Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.10Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.11Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.12Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.Then ask yourself the following:
1.  What caught your attention?
2.  What questions does this bring up?
3.  What do you hear God saying to us through it?

Feel free to share any of our thoughts with me and if you email before 11am Wednesdays, I will share them with the in-person group.

Enjoy Lent.  

Lord, speak to me.  Amen

Still in One Peace,