The six Sundays prior to Easter will include creative proclamations of the Gospel. Brooke Sabia will enact the Woman at the Wll, kClare will lead un in a Godly Play version of Nicodemus and music ill illuminate the story of Lazarus' rising -- to name a few plans.
The Early Church Fathers deemed the six gospels assigned in the lectionary during this Lenten season as the most important for Christian Formation and are especially set aside for baptism or reaffirmation of faith. These rich teaching of Jesus offer spiritual knowledge and bring new insight in every telling. The hope is by creatively proclaiming these vital scriptures, we will discover something new together of God's outreaching friendship toward human kind.
April 9th | One Service @ 10 AM
April 13th | Agape Meal and Holy Eucharist @ 6 PM
Noonday Worship | St. James the Less @ 12 Noon
Worship @ The Grove | 2:15 PM
Taize Service | St. James the Less @ 7 PM
April 16th | Worship at 8 & 10 AM
followed by and Easter Egg Hunt!
Paul Wadell is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Norbert college in De Pere, Wisconsin. He is the author of several books on friendship including the one that we will be using this Lent, Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship. Paul became interested in exploring the importance of friendships for a good and flourishing life, first because throughout his life he has been blessed with wonderful friendships, and secondly because he discovered philosophers and theologians who saw friendships as pivotal for our moral and spiritual development. For more than thirty years he has reflected on the riches and blessings of friendships and his interest in the subject has only grown stronger.
Paul Wadell will be with us on March 18th at 9:00 a.m. to discuss "Celebrating Friendship -- Why Thinking About it Matters" and "Good Things good Friends Do For Us." On March 19th at 11:30 a.m., Paul will discuss "Growing Together in Christ -- Friendship in the Christian Life". Childcare will be provided on March 19th.
Read Paul's Book!
Paul Wadell's book Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship is available in the Parish Hall for $20. It is also available as an eBook from Amazon.com. Rev. Lisa will use this book to guide conversations during 30 Worthy Minutes on the Sunday's in Lent @ 9:15 a.m.
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