LENTEN SUNDAY ADULT ED PROGRAMS
Sunday mornings during Lent will feature Christopher Rollston talking about “The Road to Jerusalem,” a four-week exploration of the events of the Passion Narratives in Sydnor Hall. Feb. 14 & 28; March 6 & 13.
In Faulkner Hall, we’ll have a program especially for families. Ever look at the calendar and wonder when the last time it was that there was a day with nothing on it? Does the phrase “the arms race” of activities, sports, homework, enrichment make you wince and the call of Sabbath resonate in your soul? Come join in a conversation with other families around the book “Sabbath in the Suburbs” in Faulkner Hall, Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. during Lent. You can download the book to your phone, tablet or kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Sabbath-Suburbs-Familys-Experiment-Project/dp/0827235216 . Come even if you haven’t had time to read and let’s explore reclaiming Holy time.
LIVING IN RHYTHM, A LENTEN REFLECTION
During Lent, you are invited to explore what it means to cultivate a “rule of life.” This is about finding a sustainable rhythm of life that includes the things which are most important to the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of ourselves and our community. Sign up for a daily email from the monks at Society of St. John the Evangelist (ssje.org) and/or join fellow St. Georgians on Monday evenings for group reflection. Study booklets can be downloaded for free from their site or are available in the church office. Monday sessions begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Faulkner Hall. Childcare will be available. Learn more here.
Join us to experience this contemplative practice at 4 p.m. each Sunday in Lent. Father Thomas Keating is a Cistercian monk and the former abbot of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts through the 60s and 80s. He met many people who had turned to Eastern practices for contemplative work such as meditation without realizing there were contemplative traditions within Christianity, and decided to make those traditions more accessible in the form of centering prayer.
We will spend some time learning about the practice and then sitting in meditation together. We will conclude in time to attend the Celtic 5:30 service.
FOR THE KIDS
Prayer Tables and Lenten Activity: Please pick up your family’s purple cloth for your home prayer table and a copy of Love Life, Live Lent – a great little guide for children encouraging them to be the change they want to see in the world.
Children’s Communion Retreat: Feb. 27. 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. for kids ages 6 to 9. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd provides a special time for our school-aged children to explore the meaning and prayers of the Eucharist. The day begins with bread baking and ends with a family Eucharist. A special stole will be presented to the children to mark this work together. RSVP required by February 22 to Carey Chirico.
St. George’s Youth! Come join the Parish Youth Ministry Committee and other 6th – 12th grade youth from around the Diocese of Virginia for the Spring Youth Day of Service on March 12. We’ll be volunteering at Shalom Farms from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. helping the farm get turned around for the spring season. Learn more here!