Noonday Prayer with the Saints
This year, for Lent, you are invited to a forum series exploring Fasting and Abundant Life, with Sundays hosted by all our clergy and seminarians. After a year of missing one another, of absence, of abstinence from all manner of things we used to find normal, we will almost certainly have a new take on the traditional Lenten subject of fasting. We hope you will set aside some time at 11:45 on Sundays, to reflect on all the different things it means to fast or go without.
Feb 21st - Feasting and Fasting, a YouTube video exploration, to see at your leisure (and which does not compete with the Creation Care/Recycling forum hour), of building intentional rhythms of life from the regular setting aside of good things with the intention of picking them back up again and celebrating.
Feb 28th - Fasting at Immanuel, a conversation led by the Rector, looking at times in this community where there has been personal and corporate fasting, where members of our church family have found something by intentionally disrupting their own patterns.
Mar 7th - A break, where there will be a normal coffee hour.
Mar 14th - Sanctification, a conversation explicitly about when you cut, remove, or pause something harmful or negative from your life. What would it mean and look like to turn away from things that you believe cause you harm, and turn towards only those things that contribute to your sanctification, to your holiness, to furthering your relationship with the Love at the center of all being.
Mar 21st - Abundance, New Life, and Where Do We Go From Here?, a meditation and conversation about how we have been living this forced fast of social distancing, masks, and gathering restrictions. What will it look like to regather? What will it feel like to return to something more like normal? How can we faithfully and joyfully turn towards what we’re called to next?