THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH
Click to see what is happening this week, as announced in the Sunday service bulletins.
Join us Sunday mornings during Lent at 9:00 am in the library/parlor to discuss Richard Rohr’s new book, THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST: HOW A FORGOTTEN REALITY CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING WE SEE, HOPE FOR, AND BELIEVE.
From the summary:
“Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’ last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’ life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us and in everyone we meet”
Join us in reading and discussing this just released book – it should be interesting, enlightening, and transformative. For more information, contact Lee Puricelli (Email).
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LENTEN REFLECTION AND TRANSFORMATION
This Lenten we will focus on how to see Christ in others by being Jesus to all! As you participate in any of Lenten activity, we encourage you to see how you can use them to put this into practice. Some of the activities we recommend include
* Join us Sunday mornings during Lent (beginning March 10) at 9:00am in the library/parlor for the book discussion above.
* Join us Sunday March 17, 11:15 am downstairs for the Adult Forum: Medic Against Bomb: A Doctor’s Poetry of War. Dr Fredrick Foote will share some of his poems and reflections on his experiences in the Gulf War. These poems and what Dr. Foote has to share demonstrate how you can see Christ in other by being Jesus. This will be a revelatory presentation.
* It’s time to… Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love
Monastic wisdom for everyday – The Society of St. John the Evangelist is an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, MA. They have a number of resources on their website, and a special six-week Lenten practice they are calling “Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love” You can subscribe to receive in your inbox or find them on their website: www.ssje.org/time
“So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of Time. God has given us the gift of time, and called it holy, yet we often experience time as a curse. Recapture time as a gift and discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.”
* The Way of Love
There is a daily reading and activity calendar for every day during Lent that follows the Way of Love principals (Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest). (click)
of Greater Washington
Maryland Partner Parishes
INVITE YOU to:
Community Walk for the Homeless in our midst
April 6 – 10 am – noon
Where: Beginning at Ascension Episcopal Church, Silver Spring
Ending at Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Spring
Strollers, pets, ALL are welcome! We want to encourage as many kids, youth, parents, everyone to consider adding your voices to this important outreach effort to eradicate homelessness in our community!
Register on the signup sheet in the Christ Church foyer or register online: bit.ly/MDCommunityWalk
Together we CAN eradicate homelessness!
For more info contact your partner rep or Ann Moczydlowski (Email)