Lenten Adult Forum Online:Stop, Pray, Work, Play, Love Available Online
During the season of Lent, our Adult forum has been following the program created by the Society of St. John the Evangelist, “It’s Time to: Stop, Pray, Work, Play, Love,” which explores the sacredness of time in all aspects of our daily life and invites us to recapture time as a gift.
Although we will not be meeting in person to discuss this series in person for the remainder of Lent, we encourage you to use this resource as a companion during this true “wilderness time” in our Lenten Journey. The compilation video of this week’s reflections on “Love” can be accessed here.
Program manuals and the daily videos from the monastery are available here.
In-person Adult Forum will resume when we return to our regular worship schedule, as advised by the Bishop.
Lenten Supper Series–Postponed
This Lent, the congregations of St. John’s and St. Peter’s have been learning about our shared history and discovering opportunities for creating Beloved Community in support of the Episcopal Church’s ministry of racial reconciliation. We anticipate resuming this program after our churches begin worshiping and gathering publicly, either in late spring or early summer.
In the meantime, you are invited to continue reading Jesus and The Disinherited, written by Howard Thurman in 1953, who invites us into a question for our Lenten Journey that is still so relevant for today: “Why is it that Christianity seems impotent to deal radically and therefore effectively with issues of discrimination and injustice on the basis of race, relation and national origin?”
The book can be purchased online or downloaded for free
Children’s Chapel: Children assemble in the Keeper’s Cottage at 10:00 a.m. Sundays for Bible lessons and activities then proceed to the Church, where they join their parents for communion. Our children’s chaplain, The Rev. Anne Lane Witt will host an online Children’s Chapel each week for our youngsters at 3:00 p.m. Simply follow the instructions you received by email, or contact Anne Lane to participate.
New Inquirer’s Class Forming
This summer we will begin a new formation series for those who are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or in becoming a member of St. John’s through Confirmation or Reception.
This class is also a great refresher for those who were confirmed years ago and would like to reaffirm their Baptismal Vows.
Note that we have delayed the start of the class until late spring or early summer; however, we will try to have an online organizational meeting soon to agree on meeting dates and times. Our meetings will be tailored to accommodate the schedules of all the participants, who will gather for six sessions. The class will serve as preparation for our Bishop’s visitation in November. Please email Amelie directly with your interest or questions.