presented by the Contempletive Beehive
Join us for a Friday Evening Talk, Reception & Book Signing followed by a Saturday all day workshop with this Inter-Spiritual Author, Speaker, and Poet.
Friday, March 13th, Evening Talk 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
GOD OF LOVE: The Inter-Spiritual Quest
Join Mirabai Starr for an evening of contemplative reading and deep dialog. In her warm and inviting voice, Mirabai will share brief, lyrical passages from her award-winning book, GOD OF LOVE, and powerful quotes from Jewish, Christian and Muslim wisdom literature, interwoven with short periods of silent meditation and Mirabai's reflections. Ample time for questions and responses will follow the presentation.
Saturday, March 14th, Workshop 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
BEES IN THE GARDEN: Cultivating Your Inter-Spiritual Nature
In this gathering, we will follow the sweet streams of mystical longing and social justice through readings from the ecstatic poetry of the mystics, investigating sacred texts of the world's great religions, sitting in contemplative silence, chanting the names of God in an array of languages, and engaging in deep dialogue through conversation and writing. Discover the unifying teachings and experience the heart-opening practices that carry us beyond an intellectual understanding of humanity's many Wisdom Ways to the place we are transformed by the love at their common core
Sunday, March 15th 9:30 a.m. Service
MOTHER OF GOD, SIMILAR TO FIRE: The Feminine Face of the Divine
Drawing on her poetic prayers from the book, Mother of God, Similar to Fire (in collaboration with iconographer, Father William Hart McNichols), Mirabai will explore the wild mercy of the Sacred Feminine.
Click here for the workshop filer and registration form.
Adult Forums: Sunday March 1
Willa Cather - Episcopalian Environmentalist in an Age of Doubt
Presented by: Daryl Palmer
Background: Daryl is a university professor and authority on Willa Cather
Attend if you: Love the prairie or New York City or New Mexico or old churches or O Pioneers! or Death Comes for the Archbishop
Christian Life Practice: Sharing our faith stories
IMPORTANT LINK for Daryl's class: http://academic.regis.edu/dpalmer/catherforum.html
Lenten Daily Eucharist
Join us each weekday in Lent to receive the Eucharist and renew your spiritual discipline.
- Monday - 12:00p.m. in the chapel
- Tuesday - 12:00p.m. in the chapel
- Wednesday - 10:00a.m in the chapel
- Thursday - 12:00p.m. in the chapel
- Friday - 12:00p.m. in the chapel
Lenten Midweek Series - Wednesday February 25 - March 25
6:30-8:30 pm - Parish Hall
Our Wednesday evening Lenten program this year is "24 Hours That Changed the World", a DVD/discussion series designed to help us experience and understand the significance of Jesus' final hours. Drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, best-selling author Adam Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and visits the sites where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross. We'll meet on Wednesday evenings, February 25 - March 25, in the parish hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for a simple supper of soup and bread followed by the video and discussion.
- 6:00-6:30 p.m- Contemplative Even Song
- 6:30-7:00 p.m.- Soup and Bread Dinner
- 7:00-8:30 p.m.- DVD Presentation and Discussion
A Call to Climate Action
St John's has always taught us that reaching out to the suffering and marginalized members of our community is central to the church's mission to engage Christ's love in service to the world. And, the "new" Social Action Ministry at St John's continues to serve as a significant platform for this important mission.
Starting in January, 2015, we're introducing a new initiative: St John's Call to Climate Action. We are inviting you to join us through Learning, Prayer, and Action, on behalf of our Planet...working in every way that you are able, to help preserve, as our Book of Common Prayer says, "this fragile earth, our island home" We will offer specific ideas...some simple, and some not so simple actions ...where you can make a difference.
Click here to read a more detailed description of this program.
St. John's Remembrance Book
St. John's has begun the process of compiling a remembrance book that will contain the names and history of members of our congregation buried in the columbarium. If you have information, an obituary and/ or pictures of a family member(s) or anyone buried in the columbarium, please provide a copy of that information to Tom Brewster through the St. John's office. Tom would be happy to visit with you and document your remembrances.