Lent

Following is an updated list of 2017 Lenten Activities.

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Monday Evenings in Lent

MARY’S MEN’S DINNER GROUP (Offsite)

  • Dates:          March 13, April 10
  • Time:           7:00 p.m.
  • The Men’s group meets on the second Monday of every month for fellowship and discussion.

Tuesday Evenings in Lent

Consider making this part of your Lenten discipline.  The series will begin in Lent and run on Tuesday evenings, March 7 – April 4, unless otherwise indicated. Nursery care is provided.  Sign up in Paca Hall or online.

  • Simple Supper – 6:30 p.m. or Fellowship Time – 7:00 p.m. Please email Pam Frick if you plan to attend the simple supper so that we may order enough food for all.
  • Adult Program at 7:30 p.m.
  • Compline at 8:30 p.m.

 MERE CHRISTIANITY – Book StudyFr. Andrew Merrow

  • Taking an in-depth look at C.S. Lewis’ definition of what it means to be a Christian. The group will have the opportunity to discuss his ideas and explore the relevancy of his beliefs in today’s world. This Study Group is FULL.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN:     Fr. Tim Malone

  • This Bible study will examine John’s gospel with special emphasis on his Passion narrative. This Study Group is FULL.

Seeing as a Holy Act:                             Peggy Parker

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10

Jesus said to them, “Come and see.”  John 1:39

  • Scripture underscores the importance of sight, but we live in a culture of such visual overload that it can be hard to see well.   In this course, we will take on as a Lenten discipline the act of Holy Seeing.  We will look each day for one sight – perhaps one small beauty or sadness – that we will note in a photograph, a drawing, a paragraph in a journal, or through an image clipped from the newspaper or the internet. Taking as our guides passages from scripture, brief readings from theologians, and the witness of great works of art, we will discuss the ways that this “habit” of holy seeing helps open our eyes and hearts to the world around us. This Study Group is FULL.

SPIRITUALITY OF RESILIENCE:              Dr. Joan Turkus

  • Our spiritual life is embodied, so although one may discuss resilience in terms of mind-body-spirit, each of us is one being, both autonomous and interdependent. We share a responsibility to nurture our individual resilience and responsibility to each other. As Christians, we comprise the body of Christ in the world. It follows that there is an overarching spirituality of resilience.  This 3-part series will provide a group an opportunity to follow-up on the recent Adult Forum on resilience and to explore practical ways in which our Anglican spirituality can foster our individual and corporate resilience. We will journey together.  This Study Group is FULL.

Multi-Days in Lent

ANNE’S LENTEN STUDY (St. Mary’s and Offsite)

  • First Meetings:    Wednesdays–March 22 and April 5 (7:00 -9:00 p.m.) at St. Mary’s
  • Wrap Up Date: Tuesday–April 18 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) at Taqueria Poblano (Harrison-Lee Shopping Center)
  • The group will use the online SSJE “5 Marks of Love” as their Lenten study.

Wednesdays in Lent

Holy Eucharist at 6:30 a.m.

MARY’S MEN’S BREAKFAST GROUP (Offsite)

  • Dates:          March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5
  • Time:           7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
  • The group will join the Lenten Book Study listed below.  Contact Fr. Malone at tim.malone@stmarysarlington.org if you have questions.

WEDNESDAY A.M. LENTEN BOOK STUDY         (Vestry)

  • Dates:          March 8, 15, 22, 29  & April 5
  • Time:           7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
  • Gather after the 6:30 a.m. Eucharist for a study centered on Henri Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son. Also on Thursday morning. Sign up  online

WEBINAR OPPORTUNITY: LIVING SIMPLY IN OUR CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION

  • Dates:  March 22, 29 and April 5
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Parishioner Tom Gallagher explores the proposition that living more simply is both the path and the fruit of sane living – choosing to consume less, maybe to do less, or to have less of what we think we cannot live without.  There will be 3 sessions held throughout Lent with discussion around specific questions.  If interested, sign up in Paca Hall or online and Tom will be in touch with more details. Sign up  online

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER                                 (Chapel)

  • Dates:          March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5
  • Time:           7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • This group meets weekly to explore silent prayer to raise our awareness of God’s presence in our lives.  Contact Ken King (kenking01@gmail.com) for more information.

 Thursdays in Lent

Healing & Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.

LENTEN BOOK STUDY                                          (Vestry)

  • Dates:          March 9, 16, 23, 30  & April 6
  • Time:           10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
  • See Wednesday morning book study.

Fridays in Lent

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

  • Dates:          March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7
  • Time:           7:00 p.m. in the Nave
  • A half-hour service of meditations and prayers using visual images of Jesus’ Passion.

 Saturdays in Lent

Mission Talk:  Jerusalem

  • Date:           March 4
  • Time:           6:00 p.m.
  • At this simple supper and presentation event, the 2016 pilgrimage participants will talk about their experiences in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and share the impact this trip had on their faith lives.  Sign up in Paca Hall or online so appropriate preparations can be made.

Repair & Clean Up Day –   Contact Jane Shafran

  1. Date:           March 11
  2. Time:           9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
  3. As an “active” meditation, come help prepare the church for the Easter season. Sign up in Paca Hall or online

LENTEN QUIET MORNING at St. Mary’s

  • Date:           March 18
  • Time:           9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Time for reflection and prayer follows meditations led by clergy. The morning concludes with the Holy Eucharist.  Give yourself the gift of silence for part or all of the morning.

STOPHUNGERNOW

  • Date:           March 25
  • Time:           9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Last year a hundred volunteers, from St. Mary’s and the other 5 Region III churches, packed 10,000 meals in just over two hours as part of the Stop Hunger Now! campaign. We need volunteers to do it again at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. If you’d like to be part of this effort to provide emergency meals for humanitarian relief both here at home and abroad, Sign up  online