Albion Lenten lunches return March 1 after 3-year absence

Posted 27 February 2023 at 8:40 am

Presbyterian Church will host Wednesday gatherings for 5 weeks

Press Release, Albion Ministerium

ALBION – After a three-year hiatus, Lenten lunches will resume this Wednesday, as hosted by the Albion Ministerium. The gatherings will take place at noon each Wednesday in March at the Albion Presbyterian Church, 29 East State St.

Participating congregations will take turns providing a simple meal of soup, sandwich, and cookies, with beverages also provided. At each event, a pastor from the community will lead a devotional message, and musicians will lead three well-known hymns.

Anyone from the Albion area is welcome to attend. A free will offering will be collected and used to offset expenses for future Ministerium-sponsored events, including the Baccalaureate service for Albion High School graduates in June.

The 2023 schedule of Albion Lenten lunches and leaders is:

  • March 1 – Pastor Sue Thaine and the Albion Presbyterian Church, with musician Marie Follett will accompanying the hymns: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” and “Because He Lives.”
  • March 8 – Pastor Marsha Rivers, with the Albion Baptist and Gaines Carlton Community churches, with musician Marie Follett will accompanying the hymns: “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” “I Need Thee Every Hour,” and “Wonderful Words of Life.”
  • March 15 – Father Dick Csizmar and the Holy Family Parish, with musician Kay Marsh accompanying the hymns: “I Love to Tell the Story,” “Blessed Assurance,” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”
  • March 22 – Pastor Jim Heiler and the West Barre United Methodist Church, with musician Kay Marsh accompanying the hymns: “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Bind Us Together, Lord.”
  • March 29 – Pastor Randy LeBaron and the Eagle Harbor United Methodist Church, with musicians Jim Heiler and Susan Boring accompanying the hymns: “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord,” and “Standin’ in the Need of Prayer.”

With questions about the Lenten lunches or Albion Ministerium activities, contact Pastor Marsha Rivers at (585) 355-7373.