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Lenten Opportunities 2018

Wednesdays In Lent 

 

February 21 – March 28, 2018

 

  • 6:15 pm - Light Supper & Fellowship
  • 7:00 pm - Stations of the Cross
  • 7:30 pm - Lenten Program: “Evil & the Justice of God" 
  • 8:00 pm – Sung Candlelight Compline

 

     Join us each Wednesday during Lent as we journey together into a deeper faith and eager longing for the Alleluias of Easter morning.  We begin each week with a light supper and lively fellowship. 

      Then at 7 pm we move into the church to walk the Stations of the Cross.  This ancient liturgy traces the steps of Jesus through the streets of Jerusalem to hill of Golgotha where he poured out his passion in love for all humanity.  

       At 7:30, we will begin our program called, “Evil and the Justice of God.”  This program will explore how we as Christians acknowledge the presence of evil in the world and how Jesus’ death and resurrection might deliver us from evil, and how we are called to work toward such a future through prayer and justice.

       At 8:00, we will conclude each Wednesday with Sung Compline in the church.  The church will be illuminated only by candlelight and cantors will lead compline from the back of the church.  It is a way of experiencing the mystery of God within the ancient night prayers of the Church as we give thanks to God for His light and love that surround us on our Lenten journeys.  

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Sundays in Lent

February 18 – March 25, 2018

  • 10:10 am - Holy Living: Connecting our Faith and Worship to the World (Chapel)
  • 10:10 am - Growing in Faith (Library)
  •   5:00 pm - Big Questions of Faith (Library)
  •   6:30 pm - Meeting God in St. Paul (Library)

    Each Sunday in Lent there are four small group opportunites for adults.  Beginning on Sunday morning, Holy Living meets in the Chapel.  Led by Father Tripp, Deacon Ed, and Judge Adams, our discussions will center around those things we do in the liturgy (the prayers we offer, the personal acts of piety like kneeling, making the sign of the cross, confession, receiving the Eucharist, etc) with the faith we are called to live out in the world.  Holy Living makes that connection between what we believe and how we walk as disciples and people of faith in an ever-chainging world.

     Also on Sunday mornings, Growing in Faith meets in the Library.  This small group continues on the great discussions that began in our book study "I Am A Member" and explores the stories from Holy Scripture, the traditions of Christains over the centuries, and how we are all connected in fellowship and faith.

     On Sunday evenings, we have two more opportunities for adults.  Big Questgions of Faith explore those basic questions we all have, no matter if we are new to the church or have grown up in the church:  What do we as Anglicans believe about Hell?  Is God the only one listening to our prayers?  Why is there evil and suffering in the world?  As we discuss these and other questions, we will hear what Scripture says, what the Church teaches, and what we each think. The curriculum for this discussion is written by Durham Harris and Laura Blumenthal.  All are welcome.  Dinner follows this class.

     Finally on Sundays we delve into the book, Meeting God in Paul:  Reflections for the Season of Lent written by Archbishop Rowan Williams.  We look at the letters of the New Testament and what Paul writes that has inspired, challenged, and even frustrated Christians for two thousand years.