Lent at St. Christopher’s, 2015
Lenten Blogging with the Sunday Lectionary
This Lent, St. Christopher's will again pick up our Lectionary Blog. The lectionary is the calendar that determines which passages from the Bible we read each Sunday in church. Each week, we will post one or more of the readings for the upcoming Sunday, along with a short reflection or introduction and some questions to help make these texts come to life in our daily lives. Readers are invited to share their own thoughts in the comments section. While published responses are enthusiastically invited, they are not required for the conversation to be edifying. Starting the week of Ash Wednesday (February 18), check out the blog here and watch Facebook for updates.
Sundays in Lent
Join in the spirit of Lenten seasons past, as St. Christopher’s calls parishioners to participate in a prayer project. A Prayer Loom will be hung at the back of the church and in the parish hall. You are invited to write your prayer on a strip of colored paper and weave it into the loom creating a beautiful tapestry of our hopes, sorrows and needs. These prayers will be offered up as incense to the heavens in the New Fire at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.
Sunday Adult Formation Groups
9:00 am Join parishioner Joe Dorchack as he continues leading his ongoing discussion group in room one on the lower level following the 8:00 a.m. service.
12:00 noon Join a discussion around questions like: “Who has God called you to be?” and “What is God calling you to do?” This special Lenten formation series invites us to share the stories of how God called us into the fullness of our lives. Each week a St. C's regular will take the hot seat to tell his or her story. Then we will all reflect together on how God invites each of us into a life of wholeness, holiness, and adventure. Come hear how God has called others, and consider what God might be calling you to do next.
Wednesday Evenings in Lent, February 25—April 1
Compline Services, 9:00 pm–9:15 pm.
For nearly 1500 years, Christians have “completed” the day with this contemplative prayer service, which features psalms, brief passages of scripture and prayer. Monastics use this as a collective pre-bedtime prayer service, and keep silence throughout the night after its conclusion. Although silence afterward is not enforced at St. Christopher’s, we hope you will find it a wonderful way to slow down after busy day and quiet the chatter that so often surrounds us.
Thursdays Evenings in Lent, February 19—March 26
Stations of the Cross in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm
Join us in the church for Stations of the Cross, which is a short devotional service of prayers and meditations that follow 14 crosses and images commemorating the events of the Passion of Jesus.
Bible Study in the Aldworth Vestry Room at 7:30 pm
Travel with the Apostles as we study the Book of Acts. Stay tuned for further details. Plans are simmering for adding soup suppers before the Stations of the Cross!