Daily Devotions

Midweek Lenten Devotions

Listen and Learn about Racism

Compline Nightly Prayer

MIDWEEK LENTEN DEVOTIONS

This year’s Lenten devotions will be accompanied by the service of Vespers—specifically Holden Evening Prayer.  While we cannot be together for midweek study, we can hear the word of God and hold each other in prayer.

Holden Evening Prayer (Part 1)

Scripture weekly reflection

Holden Evening Prayer (Part 2)

Link to PDF of Holden Score

Pastor Linda will be providing a weekly reflection on a scripture reading that can be viewed between the two parts of evening prayer.  A YouTube link will be available on the church’s website each week.


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LISTEN AND LEARN ABOUT RACISM

 “Out of my distress, I called upon the Lord.” (Ps. 118:5)

The Racial Justice Ministry Team of the DE-MD Synod has provided study materials in the form of a Lenten Devotion Video Series.  They can be found, along with a plethora of other resources and discussion guides, at https://demdsynod.org/connectedness/racial-justice-ministry-team/.

We all have been touched and impacted by the news of racial conflicts around the country.  The experience is likely different in a very personal way for each of us depending on our age, family background, economic status, etc.  It is in times such as these that we are called to examine those feelings and find our voice to contribute to the conversation in a way that reflects our Christian values.

Racial justice ministry is about being inclusive, not exclusive, to create a climate of peace, justice, freedom and dignity that embraces all people. A climate that provides opportunities for growth, leadership, empowerment and advocating for policies and programs that are socially and racially just.


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COMPLINE

Also known as Night Prayer or the Prayers at the End of the Day, Compline is the final church service in the Christian traditional of canonical hours, which are prayed at fixed prayer times. This service of evening prayers is usually said or chanted before retiring for the night.

St. Paul’s is offering this brief service as a daily devotional, starting with the new liturgical year. You may watch the service on YouTube and fully participate using this service booklet.

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