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Vienna Church Publishes Lenten Devotional

The Church of the Good Shepherd, a United Methodist church in Vienna, celebrates the publishing of its 14th annual Devotions for Lent booklet. The booklet of daily devotionals written by members and friends of the congregation will be dedicated at Sunday, Feb. 10, worship services and available then as well as on the Feb. 13th Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. at the church, located at 2351 Hunter Mill Road.

More than 19,000 of the booklets will be mailed to church neighbors, and the booklet also will be available on the church’s website at www.GoodShepherdVA.com. The church also will distribute the daily devotionals by e-mail, and the community is invited to sign up via the church’s website for the devotionals.

The Rev. Mark Burgess, pastor at Good Shepherd, invites readers to use the booklet to spend some time alone with God.

“Lent is a time of year to step back from our busy lives,” the Rev. Burgess said. “We do so in imitation of Jesus who also, from time to time, withdrew to quiet places where he could be alone with God. We pray that you may find a place like this yourselves this Lenten season and that these devotions may assist you as you likewise seek God’s presence.”

For more information, call the church office at 703-281-3987 or visit the church website at www.GoodShepherdVA.com.