St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Our Lenten Journey

Date: March 1, 2017


As we prepare for our Lenten Journey, let's all consider the possibility of taking in instead of giving up, so that in this time of prayer and reflection we may draw deeper into our life with Christ.

St. C’s Mardi Gras Party
Tues., Feb. 28, 5:30-8 pm, Great Hall

Don your beads and feathered mask for one last night of reveling before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. There will be children’s games (for ages 3-8, from 5:30-6:30 pm) in Rm 212, delicious food and drink! RSVP to come and/or help serve.

Ash Wednesday Services
Wed., Mar. 1, 7 am, 12 noon and 7 pm, Church Nave.
(Child care in Rm 247 at 7 pm service only)
Children’s Service, 4 pm Prayers, story, songs and imposition of ashes, Church Nave.
“Ashes to Go” 7:30-9 am; 5:30-6:30 pm Locations: Albemarle and 42nd, Albemarle and Wisconsin (Best Buy), Albemarle and Wisconsin (Panera). Details

Lenten Book Groups
Meeting weekly Mar. 2-Apr. 11; pick the day/time that works for you.
Together we will be reading and discussing Henri Nouwen’s “Return of the Prodigal Son: A Homecoming." Register

Wednesday Nights in Lent
“The Dance of Love-Finding Ourselves in the Prodigal Son”

Wednesdays, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 19 & Apr. 5, 7-8:30 pm, Great Hall.
Led by the Rev. Kate Heichler
Explore the story of two sons: one who went away and came back; the other who stayed but distanced himself, which presents us with five movements in the dance of repentance and reconciliation. Each week will include teaching with an opportunity for spiritual reflection, a spiritual exercise and a brief time of worship. No need to register, just come! Details

Lenten Sunday Forums: “Being Rooted in Lent”
Sundays, Mar.  5-Apr. 2, 10:15 am, Great Hall

Join us for a series of Sunday Forums led by Virginia Theological Seminary professors. Come and learn more about the principles and traditions that inform how and why we observe Lent. Session/Speaker information

Lenten Centering Prayer Workshop
Sat., Mar. 4, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Rm 212

All are welcome to a quiet time of Christian meditation with a video presentation and instruction for newcomers provided.

Lenten Day of Reflection
“Christianity–A Participatory Mystery!”
Sat., Mar. 11, 9 am – 3 pm, Church Nave

This quiet day, join us as we explore the Heart-Centered path of wisdom that deepens our connection and experience of God in our lives, with the thoughtful meditations of retreat leader, The Rev. Matthew Wright. Details

Especially for Children …

Lent and Easter Activity Booklets
Available in the Common. Everything from prayers and puzzlers, to pretzel-making and pictures to draw, pick up your child’s Lent and Easter Activity Booklet designed for children ages 3-10. Walk this engaging path through Lent and Holy Week as a family.

Legos for Lent
Wednesdays, Mar. 15-Apr. 5, Rm 203
Children ages 4-10 and their parents are invited to come hear Bible stories and depict them in a Lego creation. We will gather for a VeggieTale story from 4:30-5:30 pm; dinner 5:30-6 pm (either BYO or you can order with Pattie) and Legos from 6-7 pm.
Reserve your family’s spot!

Lenten “Live@5”
Sun., Mar. 26, 5 pm, Great Hall

Worshippers of all ages, come explore the themes of repentance and reconciliation through the story of the Prodigal Son. Experience lively and creative worship with a mix of traditional and contemporary music. Serious worship with a playful vibe!

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