Disciple’s Gym at St. Augustine’s
St. Augustine’s and the Jefferson Deanery are hosting a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, February 29, from 10am to 2:00pm. A lunch will be served. Quiet days are opportunities to take some intentional time to develop your faith and spirituality. The quiet day will be led by Father Kevin Goodrich, O.P., who is a friar under life vows in the Anglican Order of Preachers (Dominicans), one of the religious orders in the Episcopal Church and wider Anglican Communion. For centuries Christians have engaged in certain spiritual exercises to improve their spiritual fitness. This fitness has allowed them to experience God more deeply, live more fully, and be of service to others more readily. Break some spiritual sweat and take your faith to the next level. Register by clicking here: https://eventbrite.com/e/lenten-quiet-day-tickets-91700724335
All Parish Lent Event: Sunday, March 1st
After enjoying our “first Sunday” breakfast, we will work together to assemble “Lent in a Bag,” a collection of items to remind us of our Lenten spiritual journey and accompanying reflection questions for families to discuss each week at home. Other Lenten materials will also be available for you to take home.
Living Well Through Lent 2020: Practicing Courage With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind
This daily devotional provides a foundation for seeking a deeper experience of Lent, an experience that will help prepare us for the true meaning of Easter. It is published by LIVING Compass and is designed for use as an individual reflection or for group study. Copies are also available in Spanish.
Includes reflections from: The Very Rev. Dominic Barrington, The Rev. Theodora Nmade Brooks, The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Anna Fitch Courie, The Rev. Jenifer Gamber, The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp, The Rev. Jan Kwiatkowski, The Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman, and The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner.
Wednesday Night Lenten Program: Walking in This World
Beginning on Wednesday, March 4th and continuing each Wednesday through Holy Week (6 weeks total), we will work our way through this “Practical Art of Creativity.” In this sequel to her bestseller The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron presents the next step in her course of discovering and recovering the creative self. This book shows readers how to inhabit the world with a sense of wonder. Commit to “walk” these six weeks together as we relearn how to experience the grace of God all around us. Each week begins with a light soup supper at 5:30, and is then followed by Healing Eucharist at 6:00 and the discussion from 6:30 to 7:30.
Sundays in Lent
The Adult Christian Formation class on Sundays during Lent will be reflecting on forgiveness. What are the theological, scriptural, emotional and psychological reasons for forgiveness. What are the steps required of asking for forgiveness? How do we go about forgiving others? What happens if we don’t? Dennis Maynard’s Forgive and Get Your Life Back, will serve as a guide, but we will draw from other texts both from sacred and secular literature.
For other Lenten Resources, you may want to consider these websites:
The Bishop’s Book Club:
The Presiding Bishop’s Call for Prayer, Repentance, & Fasting:
The Ever-popular “Lent Madness”:
And from the Society of St. John the Evangelist: