Mardi Gras is here again! This season is full of parades, revelry, and costumes, but Fat Tuesday is about more than just partying all day long. In fact, Mardi Gras marks the end of the Epiphany season and the beginning of the Lenten season.
We invite you to come celebrate Lent with Mid-City’s newest church, St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church: St. Peter’s is hosting an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10, at 6pm at 1222 N. Dorgenois Street (at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Gaudet Hall).
St. Peter’s is a new community of faith, an offshoot of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Uptown New Orleans, that has recently arrived in Mid-City and Bayou St. John. Our story is this: we are a people who believe that God loves us deeply, and that He enables us to love others just as deeply, just like Jesus. Our hope is to love and serve our neighborhood, and share the good news of God’s love for humanity with our neighbors, family, and friends.
In the Lenten season we are encouraged to examine ourselves anew in the person and work of Jesus Christ. We follow his example and seek for forty days to wage a more earnest struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Our desire in this is increased sanctification and growth in Christian maturity and obedience: not flaunting or bragging about what we give up or add to our daily lives, but greater humility in light of all Jesus has done and is doing for us both individually and corporately.
No matter whether you live in the neighborhood, are looking for a church home, or are simply just interested to explore issues of faith, we here at St Peter’s would love to meet you. Visit our website at stpetersnola.com, or come and join us for worship. Regular worship services are every Sunday at 9am in Gaudet Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, with additional smaller meetings throughout the week—but we’d love to hear from you anytime day or night.
We look forward to hearing from you soon. Happy Mardi Gras!
St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church
1222 N. Dorgenois Street