The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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February 9, 2013

Joint Lenten program being offered

BECKLEY — Episcopalians and Lutherans in Beckley will observe the season of Lent together with a series of programs exploring Christian spiritual practices.

Members of St. Luke Lutheran Church and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will begin observing Lent with Ash Wednesday services Feb. 13 and will meet together on Wednesday evenings until Easter in March.

“Each Wednesday we will meet over supper, alternating between the two churches,” said the Rev. Jon M. White, priest-in-charge at St. Stephen’s. “The program is designed to be interactive as well as informative. Following each program, there will be worship opportunities to enter into the night in peace and in the presence of God.”

The program will explore practices such as Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, the Ignatian Examen, Labryinths and more. The members of both churches will also learn from each other.

“We are happy once again to join with our other brothers and sisters as we examine the many ways we are similar and respect each other for our differences,” said the Rev. Wanda Childs, pastor of St. Luke.

Here is the schedule for the “Walk the Journey of Lent” program:

- Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13: The imposition of ashes, noon at St. Stephen’s and 7 p.m. at St. Luke

- Wednesday, Feb. 20: St. Stephen’s 6 p.m. Lenten program and supper and 7 p.m. Compline service

- Wednesday, Feb. 27: St. Luke 6 p.m. Lenten program and supper and 7 p.m. evening prayer service

- Wednesday, March 6: St. Stephen’s  6 p.m. Lenten program and supper and 7 p.m. Compline service

- Wednesday, March 13: St. Luke 6 p.m. Lenten program and supper and 7 p.m. evening prayer service

- Wednesday, March 20: St. Stephen’s 6 p.m. Lenten program and supper 7 p.m.  Compline service

- Wednesday of Holy Week, March 27: St. Stephen’s 7 p.m.  Tenebrae service

- Maundy Thursday, March 28: 7 p.m.  services at both churches

- Good Friday, March 29: 7 p.m. services at both churches and a 24-hour prayer vigil at St. Stephen’s

- Holy Saturday, March 30: 3 p.m. service at St. Stephen’s; 8 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter at St. Luke; 10 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter at St. Stephen’s

St. Luke is located at 700 Maxwell Hill Road in Beckley and St. Stephen’s is located at 200 Virginia St. in Beckley. For more information, call St. Luke at 304-252-4865 and St. Stephen’s at 304-253-9672 or visit them online at www.stlukeofbeckley.net and www.ststephensbeckley.org or on Facebook.

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