“All may; none must; some should.”
Lent is a particularly appropriate time to consider private confession as part of one’s Lenten discipline and examination of life. If you would like to schedule an appointment for Confession, please call the Rector or Associate Rector. You can read over the rite for private confession in The Book of Common Prayer, beginning at p. 447
For Frederick Buechner, the meaning of home is twofold: As a word, it not only recalls the place where we grew up and that had much to do with the people we eventually became, but also points ahead to the home that, in faith, we believe awaits us at life's end. We will gather to talk about the practices we all can engage to make a new home for ourselves and for those we love. The Longing for Home aims to create space for the Holy Spirit to provide clarity and guidance to those who search for meaning in a world that all too often seems meaningless.
Immanuel’s 2020 Lenten Forum Series responds to an invitation issued by The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, to practice “The Way of Love.” More than a program or curriculum, The Way of Love is a way of life. It is a return to the ancient pathways and Rules of Life that followers of Jesus have observed for centuries. They knew the power of commitment to a core set of practices – Turn, Pray, Learn, Bless, Rest, Worship, and Go – and the power of gathering in a small group where you find love and support for living into these commitments. Over the course of Lent, we will engage in discussions, readings, prayer, and reflection to learn and practice this way of life.
You can find more background and resources about this series on the Episcopal Church website or by clicking here.
Come and learn about the Buxtehude masterwork, Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Music Director, Dr. Jane Tavernier, D.M.A. will introduce us to this choral masterpiece and help us listen with new understanding.
After lunch, tickets to the Washington Bach Consort’s Devotion & Contemplation: "Membra Jesu Nostri" by Dieterich Buxtehude will be available for sale at a 20% discount. The concert will be held Saturday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. Immanuel Chapel, Virginia Theological Seminary. Membra Jesu nostri is an exquisite cycle of seven cantatas, each as a contemplation of a different part of the body of Christ. Derived from a 13th-century poem, the work evinces a vast spectrum of divinely inspired emotion and musical beauty. Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission
"My Lenten Resolves": to assist with personal Lenten planning
"Lent at Immanuel" brochure listing worship services, learning opportunities, and additional resources
"Lenten Creation Care"
Interfaith Power and Light, an organization supported by Immanuel's Outreach Committee, has compiled a list of ideas for becoming better stewards of God's creation as a Lenten practice.
"Finding Treasure in the Desert"
Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA
March 27-29, 2020
The Rev. Susan Parsons will lead the weekend retreat, using contemplative practices - particularly silent meditation - to explore our inner wilderness. Both as a group and individually, we will discuss how the grace and blessings of silence and meditation can be brought into the 'wilderness' that is often our workplace, our family relationships, and our living in a chaotic, complex world. LEARN MORE AND DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION HERE.