Called to Covenant
Sundays., Feb. 18 – March 18
10:15 a.m.
Parish Center 111-113
Covenant is a central word in our lives of faith. What promises do we make to God in our faithfulness? What promises does God make to us in God’s faithfulness? During this course, we’ll explore these questions and prepare to renew our Christian vows. These classes will serve as preparation for adult confirmation and reception. For info, contact Fr. Remington at rslone@christepiscopalchurch.org.

Praying the Great Litany
Tuesdays & Thursdays in Lent
5:00 p.m.
Center for Spirituality on San Pablo Road

Wednesdays in Lent
Beginning Wed., Feb. 21
Join us on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. for a short, quiet Eucharist in the Cooper Chapel or at 5:30 p.m. in the Church for a meditative Eucharist and candle lighting, with music and chants from the Taize community.

Lenten Prayer Time
Wednesdays in Lent
7:00-7:45 p.m.
The Cooper Chapel
Join us in this holy practice of prayer during Lent. We will explore Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) and Ignatian Prayer practices. In prayer we are drawn into a human/divine collaboration, it is an opening of our minds and hearts where we are moved by God’s sustaining grace. No experience necessary and all are welcome!

Anchors of the Soul: An all-ages Lenten workshop
Wed., Feb. 21, 7-8 p.m.,
Parish Center Dining Room
Everyone is invited to gather after dinner and learn about spiritual practices for everyday life to help us remain anchored and present, no matter the circumstances. We’ll learn how to intentionally craft a fresh, new way of living, guided by the themes of steadfastness, transformation and listening. The nursery will be available for children four months to five years old. Read more and RSVP HERE

Praying the Anglican Rosary as Spiritual Practice
Sat., Feb. 24, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Center for Spirituality at San Pablo
Join us to discover how to pray the Anglican Rosary (Prayer beads): A tangible way to pray and to even personalize your daily prayers. Father Andreis will share the history and practicality of praying the Anglican Rosary.

Anchors for Adults
Wednesdays
Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21
7-8 p.m., PC 111-113
As a follow up to Anchors of the Soul, adults are invited to join the clergy team for a conversation on the theological and Biblical principles behind the spiritual themes of Sabbath, prayer, study, and generosity.  The nursery is open for children four months – kindergarten age. For info, contact Fr. Remington at rslone@christepiscopalchurch.org.

Anchors for the soul – Adult Guide

Anchors for Kids
Wednesdays,
Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21
7-8 p.m., PC 211-213
As a follow up to Anchors of the Soul, children age 1st grade and up are invited to come together for their own spiritual practice, which will include music, bible stories and reflection. Each week, we’ll explore the themes of Sabbath, Prayer, Study, and Generosity.  The nursery is available for children four months – kindergarten age. Adult and middle school volunteers are needed – please email cmontgomery@christepiscopalchurch.org to help out.

Anchors for the soul – Children’s Guide

Silence as a Spiritual Practice
Sat., March 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Center for Spirituality on San Pablo Road
Cathy Fields, Shalem-trained spiritual director, will facilitate, offering insights on the gifts of silence and how to bring more of it into our lives.

Reading Recommendations

  • Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B
    by N.T. Wright
    Embrace this opportunity to read through Mark’s Gospel in a modern translation with story like commentary from N.T. Wright.
  • Sacred Space – Lent 2018
    Daily prayers for Lent. Book is available online at booksellers in paper and electronic versions. Online at www.sacredspace.ie.
  • Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
    Society of St. John the Evangelist
    Downloads available at www.meetingJesusinJohn.org. Booklets available in the Christ Church bookstore.

Reading Recommendations for Children and Families

  • Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter
    by Laura Allary, for children age 8-12

Make Room presents Lent as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God.  Simple and practical activities such as baking bread, having a neighbor over for dinner, uncluttering your room, and watching less TV become acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following and imitating Christ, and a way to make room for God in our lives and in the world around us.

  • Under the Fig Tree: Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent
    by Roger Hutchison, all ages

In John 1:48, Nathanael says to Jesus, “How do you know me?” Jesus replies, with a twinkle in his eye, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree.” Lent is a time to slow down and journey with Jesus through his life, death, and resurrection. Under the Fig Tree is a book of 46 drawings, photographs, and paintings inspired by Lenten themes, readings, and stories for each day of Lent and Holy Week.