LENTEN TABLE/DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES
Looking for devotional material to assist you in keeping a holy Lent? Stop by the Lenten table in the Narthex for Lenten devotional resources. There you will find various devotionals for adults, youth, and families, including the 2016 Lenten Meditations from Episcopal Relief and Development.
Also located on the Altar Frontal (against the wall near the doors to the worship space) you will find copies of A Walk through Jerusalem for you to use if you would like to walk the Stations of the Cross found on the walls of the Nave. The Sanctuary will be open for this activity during office hours – Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LENTEN MIDWEEK PROGRAM
On five Wednesday evenings in Lent (February 17 & 24 and March 2, 9, and 16) join us for a time of food, fellowship, reflection, and worship as we gather for a simple supper, viewing and discussion of short videos on aspects of faith from the Animate Faith series, and Eucharist. The schedule is as follows:
5:30 p.m. – Simple Supper – Coordinated by Nancy Rogan, please use the sign-up sheets located in
the narthex for attendance and for those willing to provide soup for the meal.
6:00 p.m. – Video Viewing and Discussion
February 17 – God: Faith is a Quest by Brian McLaren;
February 24 – Religion: Spirituality is Not Enough by Lillian Daniel & Church: An Imperfect Family by Bruce Reyes Chow;
March 2 – Jesus: The Revolution of Love by Mark Scandrette;
March 9 – Salvation: Abundant Life Now by Shane Hipps & Cross: Where God Is by Nadia Bolz Weber;
March 16 – Bible: A Book Like No Other by Lauren Winner
7:00 p.m. – Eucharist of Thanksgiving for Creation and Redemption from A New Zealand Prayer Book
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
Thursday morning (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) ~ February 18 and March 3, 10 & 17
The Letter to the Hebrews is an ancient church sermon (originally attributed to Paul) that was meant to spread faith and hope to a Christian community facing the difficult circumstances of living the Good News of the Gospel in the midst of great hardships. Many of us may find the circumstances of our daily lives give us cause to feel tired, stressed out, and living with the heavy weight of the world on our shoulders. During our Lenten Bible study, we will gather and explore the hope-filled words of The Letter to the Hebrews and translate its meaning to our lives today. We will study the thirteen chapters of the letter over the course of four meetings…please join us for all four dates, or just one, as your schedule allows. Please sign-up in the narthex.
LENTEN QUIET DAY
On Saturday, March 12 we will gather from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM for fellowship, refreshments, prayer, and a viewing and discussion of the short videos that are part of the “Sitting in the Dark: Growing through the Poetry of Pain” series from the Work of the People. The videos explore how in times of darkness in our lives when we go through pain, depression, grief, or fear we can experience these things as forms of suffering, but they can also be times of transformation and healing. Video presenters include Barbara Brown Taylor, Brene Brown, Glennon Melton Doyle, Jean Vanier, Walter Bruggemann, Parker Palmer, and Nish Weiseth. For more information or if you have questions please contact Karen Safstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org). A sign-up sheet can be found on the table in the narthex.
OFFERING ENVELOPES are on the table in the narthex. Please pick yours up on your way out. If you would like envelopes but do not have a box assigned to you, please write your name on the sheet and a box of envelopes will be provided to you.
SENIOR MINISTRY The book discussion on Barbara Crafton’s The Courage to Grow Old is postponed until April (exact date to be determined). Books will be available to buy ($9.00) or borrow by February 1. If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, you can sign up in the narthex or email Robin Carlo at email@example.com.