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On April 11 we begin a fifteen session course on connecting our faith to our daily life using the book Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching
People, edited by Dorothy C. Bass. The book is available from various internet retailers in three different editions. Although any edition will work for most of the class, the later two editions (2010 & 2019) contain an extra chapter that helps connect personal faith practices to communal practices in a faith community. Order a copy, and join us!
April begins this year with the Paschal Triduum (TRI-do-um). That is the fancy Latin liturgical term for the Great Three Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter, which together constitute a single service commemorating the central events of the Christian faith. In the early church, when most new Christians were adult converts, rather than children born to Christian families, the season of Lent was the time of preparation for baptism, and the Vigil of Easter was service at which they were baptized. This year the three days will extend to a fourth, as we will delay the normal Easter celebration at the end of the Vigil until Easter morning. I encourage you to participate in all four portions of this services via our livestreams at 7:00 p.m. each evening on Thursday through Saturday, and 9:30 on Sunday.
Grace will be holding Lenten midweek services at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 24 – March 24. We will live-stream a simple service of evening prayer similar to our Advent evening prayer services in December.
We begin a Lenten study of the book Entering the Passion of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine, led by Pastor Janet Lepp. (The book is available
online from various retailers.) We will be covering Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as found in Matthew 21:1-11. During our session we will be looking at both the introduction and chapter 1 of the book. Those who have purchased the book may want to read ahead before we meet, but this is not a requirement. Please come even if you don’t have the book. Everyone is welcome!