Special Ash Wednesday 2012 service; info on Lenten gatherings

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Celebrate the beginning of Lent at Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield!

Join us for Ash Wednesday, February 22. There will be two opportunities for worship: a 12:00 noon service followed by a luncheon for those who are able to attend during the day, and then a 6 p.m. service for those who are able to come in the evening.

On the other Wednesdays in Lent: February 29, March 7, March14, March 21 and March 28, Grace will hold Lenten evening supper starting at 6 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:00 p.m., followed by a study group focusing on “Water Blessings in the Bible”, an examination of water and our journey of faith. A 30-minute Holden Evening Prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend the supper and the service. For more information, call the church at 734-9268.

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield to kick off annual Lenten suppers

Throughout Lent, Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will hold a simple supper on Wednesday evenings. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the meal will be followed by a brief holden evening prayer service, lasting about 30 minutes, focusing on The Lord’s Prayer.

The first of these Wednesday evening events takes place this week, Mar. 4. While there is no charge for the meals, a contribution of $5.00 per family ($2.50 for individuals) is requested. (Members have been assigned to a cluster group; each cluster group is responsible for one meal.)

For more information, contact the church office via email or by phone at 413-734-9268.