A series of Ash Wednesday Worship Services will be held in Methodist Churches on the island tomorrow, signifying the beginning of the 2016 Lenten season.
Two services will be held at the Castries Church on Chisel Street at 12:15 p.m. and at 5:15 p.m., both to be conducted by the Superintendent Minister Reverend Philbert S. Delaney.
Evening services will also be held at the Gros Islet Church in Beausejour at 6:30 p.m. conducted by Brother Clement Prospere, at the Hugh Carson Browne Memorial Church at Ciceron at 7:00 p.m. conducted by the Reverend Janice Soyer-Delaney and at Forestiere at 7:30 p.m. with Brother MervynRagunanan officiating.
Superintendent Minister Reverend Delaney and the Methodist community have extended an open invitation to the general public to attend these services on this important occasion for Christians, marking the start of the 40-day period prior to the commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and the celebration of his subsequent triumphant resurrection. Of course, other Worship Services will be held during Lent.
Said Reverend Delaney: “Traditionally, the Lenten season is used to reflect on Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, as well as a time of prayer, study and self-discipline as we reflect on our lives and seek a closer walk with God and the doing of his will. During this Lenten season, our focal theme will be “Being Methodist – Rediscovering Our Spirituality”, with the respective worship sub themes being Piety, Human Sexuality -Sacred Being, Human Sexuality – Boundaries, Human Sexuality – Justice, Right use Money – Gambling, Health and Wellness – Substance Abuse, Fruitfulness, Faithfulness, Anointing and Fellowship.
“We are excited at the prospects of exploring those themes and eagerly look forward to having the public share with us. You are wholeheartedly Invited”.