Throughout Lent we invite you to join the community. Check out all we have going on HERE.
Consider our 40 Days of Lent Ideas for Carp that you can download (Lent for Carp 2017) and stick on your fridge! The list is also posted right here!
40 ideas for keeping a holy Lent
The Anglican Parish of Huntley
Don’t feel you have to do all of these or in this order.
Add or replace one if you wish!
Day 1: Write down 5 things you love about the community you live in
Day 2: Watch this Lenten Prayer video: https://vimeo.com/152765598
Day 3: Don’t turn on the car radio, bask in the silence
Day 4: Give $20 to a non-profit of your choosing
(Lent 1 ~ Sunday ~ Lent practices don’t happen on our Celebration Day)
Day 5: Take 5 minutes of silence at noon
Day 6: Reflect on this poem by Mary Oliver:
It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot,
or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.”
Day 7: Go to the library sometime this week
Day 8: Pray for the staff and customers of Alice’s Café
Day 9: Do someone else’s chore
Day 10: Buy a few $5 Tim Horton’s Gift Cards and drop them off at the church (Pastor Monique will be using them for a Lenten project we are doing on April 2nd)
(Lent 2 ~ Sunday ~ Lent practices don’t happen on our Celebration Day)
Day 11: Call an old friend
Day 12: Pray the Paper (pray for people and situations in today’s news)
Day 14: Pay a few sincere compliments
Day 15: Pray for the West Carleton Food Access Centre
Day 16: Educate yourself about the Anglican Church of Canada’s Council of the North (http://www.anglican.ca/cn/)
(Lent 3 ~ Sunday ~ Lent practices don’t happen on our Celebration Day)
Day 17: Forgive someone
Day 18: Internet diet ~ No Facebook or Internet
Day 19: Ask yourself how your household is doing with its recycling and composting ~ change if necessary!
Day 20: Read and Reflect: “The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy. If we want to see a wild animal, the last thing we should do is to go crashing through the woods, shouting for the creature to come out. But if we are willing to walk quietly into the woods and sit silently for an hour or two at the base of a tree, the creature we are waiting for may well emerge, and out of the corner of an eye we will catch a glimpse of the precious wildness we seek.” – Parker Palmer from “Let Your Life Speak“
Day 21: Introduce yourself to a neighbour
Day 22: Tell someone what you are grateful for (post it on the Huntley Facebook page!)
(Lent 4 ~ Sunday ~ Lent practices don’t happen on our Celebration Day)
Day 23: Light a candle and sit with it a bit
Day 25: Bake a cake or something else to give to a neighbour
Day 26: No shopping day
Day 27: Search through the National Church website (http://www.anglican.ca) and find out something about the National Church you did not know before.
Day 28: Take a nap and give thanks to God for the gift of rest
(Lent 5 ~ Sunday ~ Lent practices don’t happen on our Celebration Day)
Day 29: Write a thank you note and mail to someone who’s blessed you in your life
Day 30: Pay it Forward… buy a coffee for someone at Alice’s or Tim Horton’s by paying for the person behind you in line
Day 31: Pray for one of the Parish churches that you don’t normally attend
Day 32: Donate school snacks and/or school supplies to the West Carleton Food Access Centre (you can leave supplies in the cupboard at the Parish Hall)
Day 33: Read John 8:1-11 http://bible.oremus.org
Day 34: Worship at a friend’s mosque, synogogue or church and look for the beauty
(Palm Sunday ~ Lent practices don’t happen on our Celebration Day)
Day 35: Pray for our neighbouring churches
Day 36: No sugar day – where else is there sweetness in your life?
Day 37: Eat chocolate today but make it Fair Trade… challenge yourself to find fairly made chocolate
Day 38: Talk a Walk in a neighbourhood and pray for the people in the homes you pass
Day 39: Pray for peace
Day 40: Decide which of these exercises you’ll keep for good