For those who were unable to attend the Ash Wednesday Service on Feb. 17th, the imposition of ashes will be available on Sunday, Feb. 21st during all three services. Parishioners are encouraged to pray the Litany available hereor on page 91 of the 2019 BCP.
During each service, parishioners will have the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes. The normative practice is to have ashes placed on the forehead in the shape of a cross. While we do not believe that there is a significant risk in this method, there will be the option for those concerned about contact to have ashes sprinkled onto the head.
Study of Ephesians with Fr Lee Nelson
Wednesday Nights during Lent
Beginning February 24th, on Wednesday nights at 6 pm, following Evensong, Fr Nelson will be teaching a study on the letter to the Ephesians.
The class will meet in the area outside the church offices.
All 7th-12th grade students are invited to join Steve and Jean Watters for catechesis on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in the choir room.
The class will continue to use the book "Renovation of the Heart (Student Edition)," by Dallas Willard as a basis for teaching and discussion. Students are encouraged to do the spiritual exercises sent out each week on the class's GroupMe account.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable.”—The Four Loves
“I ended my first book with the words no answer. I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words. Long did I hate you, long did I fear you.” —Till We Have Faces
C.S. Lewis’s book exploring four natural human loves is a modern classic beloved by many. His lucid prose and insightful examples reward readers time and again. Yet, while being immensely practical, this work also challenges readers. Join us next year when catechesis resumes (on January 17th) as we unpack The Four Loves together—a journey through what Lewis calls “the whole Christian life in one particular relation.” But we won’t stop there! After Lewis’s explanations, he provides a masterful fiction—often acclaimed his best work—that embodies the ideas found in the The Four Loves. That work is Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold. We’ll follow the protagonist, Orual, as she seeks to overcome the challenges of living in and ruling a tiny barbaric kingdom on the edge of greater kingdoms, ever seeking to find her identity surrounded by competing systems of belief. You may well ask, “what’s love got to do with it?” That’s what we’ll uncover through catechesis this Spring, the core virtue of the Christian life, that which St. John tells us God is: love.
Thom and Lindsay Hunter invite students to join them as the dive into the narrative arc and themes of Scripture, and work to build student confidence in reading and asking questions of the Bible. The class will pick up the Biblical narrative in 1 Samuel and placing particular emphasis on how Christ is everywhere in the pages of the Old Testament.
The Middle Grades catechesis class meets in the Fellowship Hall.
Youth Group Sunday Evening Gathering
Sunday, February 28, from 5-6 pm
Resuming on January 23, the youth group (grades 7-12) meets every other Sunday evening at 5 pm at the home of different Christ Church parishioners. This is an hour long meeting with discussion, games or outdoor activity, and prayer.
The Buras family invites the youth over on February 28th at 5pm. Please contact email@example.com if you need the address.
Please note that if weather conditions are bad, the gathering will be canceled.
Breeze serves a vital role at Christ Church. Through it, members can access the church directory, give online, check the church calendar, and coordinate ministry volunteers. Because of this, it is vital that our members keep their information up to date. That way when we create meal trains, visit one another’s homes, or simply want to give an encouraging phone call, we have an easy way of contacting one another. And don’t worry: your contact information is safely stored and only available to the other members of Christ Church.