- Last Updated on 08:02 AM 02/18/13
- BY Special to The Gazette
The season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13. Local Christians joined together for fellowship around the table, followed by a devotion led by the Rev. Susan Grimm of Trinity Episcopal Church of South Boston.
The church season of Lent is a 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter in which Christians practice repentance and spiritual renewal. First Presbyterian Church began hosting Lenten luncheons in 1984 when several churches participated in the first series.
The public is invited to gather at noon in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church at 800 North Main St., South Boston, on Wednesdays between now and March 27. Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch and a friend. Drinks and desserts will be provided.
A variety of pastors from area churches will lead devotions each week beginning at 12:30 and concluding promptly at 12:45, to enable participants to get back to work or other activities.
The public is invited to come out and join them for lunch, or just for the devotion.
SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS
Feb. 20: Rev. Dave Anderson of First Baptist Church
Feb. 27: Rev. John Eure of Ash Avenue Baptist Church
March 6: Jim Luedtke of First Presbyterian Church
March 13: Rev. Ed Rigg of Main Street Methodist Church
March 20: Rev. George Gorman of Shady Grove Methodist Church
March 27: Dr. Russell Lee of First Presbyterian Church