Lenten Program- Wednesday Nights 2018
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
“To know God is to be changed by God; true knowledge of God leads to worship.” (John Calvin)
When people sometimes say they don’t get anything from worship, our response should be, “That’s great! Because its not about you.” Our culture needs a place, we need a place in our lives, to tell us that not everything is always about us, about our personal happiness, our convenience, our frantic timetables, or shrinking commitments.
Some things are bigger than us. There needs to be a place where we are told uncomfortable truths about ourselves, our world and even about God, where we ask the questions our pop culture ignores or caricatures, and where we can look for answers. Where we pause, and reflect theologically. (Kazimierz Bem) What does “My Church” look like? What does “My Church” do for worship? Following along the lines of Maren Morris song, “My Church,” where do we find our Holy redemption? We will explore the history of the church from the beginning, look at the different faith traditions and worship, listen to the words and music of our songs and prayers and discover why we worship the way we do in the Episcopal church.
The program starts with a meal at 6:30 with salad, soup & bread and at 7pm we will begin with the program. There will be a sign up sheet in the Narthex to provide food for the meals. Please make sure to sign up even though you may not be sure so we can plan for the meals and program accordingly. We will provide childcare if you are interested in attending. We hope you will come and join us.
The Program will have four sessions:
February 21st – Program 1: “What is Church?” – History of the Church from the beginning, history of ECA from the beginning 1st week presentation click: “My Church” 2018
February 28th – Program 2: “ What is Worship?” – History and different forms of worship, what is the right way to worship the Trinity? What should our worship look like?
2nd week presentation click: “My Church” worship 2018
March 7th – Session 3: “Music and Prayer in Church” – Why do we sing the songs we do? Why do we pray the prayers we do? How do we pray?
March 14h – Session 4: “Worship in the Episcopal Church” – Why do we worship and pray the way we do? What are the things we use and have colors for worship?
We hope to see you there and you will enjoy listening and learning about “My Church” to better ourselves and the communities we live in and proclaim the Gospel. See you soon on a Wednesday night near you. Blessings, Fr. Paul+ & Mthr Gretchen.
**Please sign up on the sign up sheet in the Narthex for Soup, Salad or bread and let us know if you would like to attend so we can make sure we have enough food.