To make a right beginning of repentance, we are invited in the Ash Wednesday liturgy to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word.
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Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 2nd
Noon: Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
6:00 pm: Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
7:00 pm: Soup supper in the parish hall
“Witness at the Cross”
St. John’s Clergy &
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
St. John’s Clergy & Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Sundays: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Join The Reverend Peter Floyd, The Reverend Brad Smith, and The Reverend Wendy Merrill during the Sundays of Lent as we look at Dr. Amy-Jill Levine's series, Witness at the Cross.
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion, and Department of Jewish Studies; she is also Affiliated Professor, Woolf Institute Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, University of Cambridge, England.
LATTES IN LENT
A Daily Zoom Gathering
Weekdays in Lent (beginning March 3)
CLICK HERE for the ZOOM LINK
Using “The Pilgrim Way of Lent: Meditations from Washington Cathedral” (available for $5 in Fr. Brad’s office) & Noonday Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, we’ll gather with Fr. Brad via Zoom Mondays-Fridays at 12:00-12:45 as a brief time to be together and intentionally gather for reflection on the day’s meditation from “The Pilgrim Way of Lent” and Noonday Prayer.
You will need a copy of “The Pilgrim Way of Lent”
• book available from Fr. Brad ($5)
• book available from Forward Movement ($7 plus shipping and taxes)
• Kindle format from Amazon ($6.99)
ICON IN THE NAVE
Stop in the nave and gaze upon the Lenten icon, The Temptation of Jesus on the Mountain by Duccio Di Buoninsegna (1255-1319). It will be present throughout Lent as a reminder of what Jesus faced . . . what we face in the temptations. Just like Jesus, we strive in Lent to reject finding our identity in security needs (the bread temptation); in affection needs (the jumping off the Temple temptation); and control needs (power over all the nations). And so for a simple but effective discipline this Lent, just stop in your day and breathe; breathe deeply; breathe in YHWH deeply . . . and know who you really are.
WALK THE LABYRINTH
Tuesdays, March 22, 29, April 5
in Tilson Hall
2:00-4:00pm (not facilitated)
To assist you in your contemplative time during Lent, the labyrinth is being offered as a prayer resource you can add to your reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.
Baptismal Covenant Cards
As a tangible reminder of what it means to be a Christian, The Way Forward Fellowship offers a card and a bookmark of the Baptismal Covenant one can easily memorize and carry with them in the heart. It is an important reminder that knowing the Covenant is exceeded only by living out of the Covenant; a message we can all use in Lent. They are free. Take and share as many as you like.
And the Word was with God
A Zoom Lenten Offering with Rabbi Raachel Jurovics (Diocesan Rabbi-In-Residence)
Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. via Zoom
March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6
The Lenten season invites Christians to seek a deeper relationship with the Holy One from a place of anxiety and uncertainty, nurturing the hope that seeking will culminate in resurrection and salvation. Reading scripture as a sacred conversation with divine revelation can provide welcome guidance through this delicate time, even more so when the conversation is informed by some of the exegetical tools we have inherited.
Join Rabbi Raachel Jurovics for weekly discussion via Zoom during five weeks of Lent. Starting March 9, each Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:15 p.m. will feature a 45-minute presentation by Rabbi Raachel, followed by an interactive exercise, either in the full group or breakouts.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Zoom (Click HERE to register.)
To learn about Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, Click HERE.