Faith Formation in Lent
Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. This Lent, St. John's offers the following opportunities for anyone seeking to grow in their faith formation.
Lenten Book Study - 11:30am Sundays in Lent, Feb 18-Mar 18
Starting on the First Sunday in Lent and ending March 18, we will read and discuss together Elizabeth Liebert’s book entitled, The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision Making. Liebert’s book details specific approaches individuals or communities can take in doing the work of discernment and reaching decisions. Please order your book online or through your local bookseller well in advance of our first gathering. Please come to our first gathering having read Chapters 1 & 2.
Lenten Meditation Group - 5:30pm Wednesdays in Lent, Feb 21-Mar 21
Starting February 21 and ending March 21, we will gather for an hour each Wednesday evening, to learn about Christian meditation and practice it together. We will begin each hour with an audio introduction to meditation by Benedictine monk Fr. Laurence Freeman, meditate as a group for a period of time, and conclude by sharing with one another observations and insights from our communal mediation time.
All are welcome to participate, especially those with little or no prior experience with meditation.
Lenten Quiet Night - Friday, March 2
5:30pm Soup Supper // 6:15pm Opening Prayer // (3) 30 min stations
Following fellowship over a simple soup supper and opening prayer, participants will be encouraged to experience (3) 30 minute stations- spending time in reflection, meditation, and discernment. In any order, our stations are: Create & Contemplate (Williams Hall), Prayer Garden (Narthex), and Praying With Posters (Sanctuary).
All are welcome to join in this quiet reflection on the journey towards Easter. Click here for flyer to learn more.
Labyrinth Walks - Dates and Times TBD
We are in the process of obtaining a large portable labyrinth to be used in Williams Hall. Once received, we will be scheduling times for small groups or individuals to come and use the labyrinth to discern and to discover. More information will be coming soon.