Opportunities for spiritual growth
February 17, 2021
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Stations of the Cross
Via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9:00a.m. (beginning February 17th) and Thursdays at 7:00p.m. (beginning February 18th).
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Lenten Study: Becoming Beloved Community
And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. —Mark 1
Wednesdays at 7:00pm via Zoom
February 24 through March 24, 2021
What is Beloved Community? This Lent, you are invited into a journey to commit in new ways to becoming Beloved Community and growing loving, liberating, life-giving relationships across the human family of God. “Becoming Beloved Community,” is a vision of the Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. We make the journey not only as individual Christians and congregations, but as a whole church. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings and their supporting officers have committed to this work. This Lenten journey for 2021 is one way for individuals and congregations to take concrete steps toward change and healing.
The journey is framed around the labyrinth. Why? In the ministry of racial healing and justice, none of us walks a straight line. We enter the labyrinth wherever God has provided an opening – telling the truth about our church’s story around race; discerning and proclaiming God’s dream of Beloved Community where we are; learning and practicing Jesus’ way of healing and love; and bravely working to transform systemic racial injustice. We keep moving from one quadrant to another and back. No one is ever really finished. That is the way of ongoing spiritual formation. As we gather as a group this Lent, we will “walk” sections of this labyrinth and together engage the scriptures, reflections, and activities that invite us to spiritual growth and transformation.
What will we be doing? Each hour-long Zoom session will offer prayer, reflection on scripture, and small group conversation. A brief service of Compline (Night Prayers) will be offered at 8:00 p.m. for those who wish to participate. You may also choose to log-in for the Compline service only.
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Facilitated by The Rev. Debra Brewin-Wilson, rector of St. Mary’s Church in Sparta, NJ and The Rev. Anne E. Kitch, rector of St. Luke’s Church in Phillipsburg, NJ
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