Lenten Program 2024

Healing Service on February 20 and March 19, 2024, 5:30 – 6pm

We believe that God’s healing balm is encountered in numerous ways as we go about our lives in the world. We also practice the Church’s ancient ministry of healing prayer and the sacramental ministry of anointing. We do not believe healing to be so much a miraculous event – although God is often a God of surprises. Yet the surprise is more often an experience of the process of healing which can be either sudden or gradual. The process of healing is not necessarily the eradication of illness or suffering, but the shifting of our perspective so that illness and suffering become sources for renewal and transformation.

Lenten Study Groups

Tuesday Night Study Group Info:

Bearing Witness is a video-based study program that shares the stories of people living in Palestine and Israel and the remarkable ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem that bring hope and healing in this volatile part of the world.

Click here for a flyer about the Bearing Witness program.

Click here for the participant program guide for Bearing Witness.

The course is based around five weekly group sessions 6 to 8:15pm on Feb 20, 27, March 5, 12, and 19.

This Lenten Program includes a Vegetarian Soup and Salad Supper catered by More than a Meal.

Suggested cost $100 or pay what you can.  All are welcome.  Includes 5 meals.

Wednesday Zoom Book Group

You’re invited to join Linda+ for a noontime Zoom book group on Wednesdays in Lent beginning February 21 and continuing through March 20. We will discuss Barbara Brown Taylor’s 2019 book, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.

From the publisher’s website: “The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.

[Taylor] contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques… Re-imagining some central stories from the religion she knows best, she takes heart in how often God chooses outsiders to teach insiders how out-of-bounds God really is.”

Join Taylor and her students on a journey that is by turns surprising, challenging, and revelatory.  Please contact Linda+ ([email protected]) for more information and to sign up.

The Historical Jesus Independent Study

Join Dr. John Dominic Crossan for a Lenten Online Class starting in February!

A Five-Week Online Asynchronous Lenten Class

Free or Pay what you can

For more information and to register, click here. 

In the beginning is the Question, because for any other beginning, why is always possible and inevitable.

For this series of four image-based classes, that question is not the theological, but the evolutionary challenge of Jesus.

The series brackets theism versus atheism or monotheism versus polytheism to insist that the challenge of Jesus, the Mediterranean Jewish peasant, is to the evolutionary future of humanity with the world as Titanic and we its iceberg.

Morning Prayer

Please join Morning Prayer T -Th,  9 – 9:30am in the Chapel and on Zoom using Daily Prayer , an app from the Church of England Common Worship, downloadable from the Apple and Google Play stores. The app offers morning, evening, and night prayer for each day – with audio podcast for morning and evening which offers a participation in the daily office prayers as a listening rather than reading experience.

Self-guided Stations of the Cross

A podcast to listen to while walking through the Stations of the Cross is accessible here.  The podcast can also used as a private meditation at home or using earbuds or headphones while out walking, or as an individual experience using the pictorial Stations of the Cross in the Church.

Lenten Meditations

Episcopal Relief and Development provides Lenten Meditations that can be delivered straight to your mailbox if you so choose.

You can find more information on here.

Give Us a Word

The Society of St. John the Evangelist offers a daily monastic practice to enrich your days during any season, and especially during Lent. You can subscribe or check the website for these simple ways of gaining more clarity in your life.