Beginning with the Adult Forum on Sunday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m. …
Aisha Huertas, Director, Mission, Outreach and Diversity, and member of Grace and Holy Trinity Church will introduce the initiatives for Racial Reconciliation at the Diocesan, Provincial, National and International levels in The Episcopal Church. Aisha, together with Sarah Kye Price, and The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz will then invite those gathered to take a broad view of racial reconciliation, beginning with Recognition, by looking at a time line of slavery, segregation and systemic racism in the United States, and comparing this history with our own timeline of events as a Church, Diocese and Parish.
The conversation continues throughout Lent…
the congregation will also be invited to prayerfully address racism by remembering our own experiences in the church, through building new relationships, praying for repentance, and endeavoring for reconciliation and restoration of a right relationship with God and with one another. Each week our social media presence will include posts about the theme for the week: Recognition, Remembrance, Relationship, Repentance, Reconciliation and Restoration. All of this will culminate in an opportunity on Good Friday at 7:00 p.m. to walk the Way of the Cross in response to this journey through Lent. All ages are welcome to participate in each week’s reflection and activities and especially for the Good Friday service.
Mid-Week Dinner and Programs
Cracking Open the Gospel: Three Outstanding Preachers Today
Wednesday Programs – February 21, 28, and March 7
- Dinner ● Worship ● Program and Discussion
5:30 – 7:30 sharp
Child Care Provided (with prior reservation)
- THE REV. DR. RICHARD LISCHER – FEBRUARY 21
James T. and Alice Mead Cleland ProfessorEmeritus of Preaching, Duke University
- THE RIG HT REV. EUGENE TAYLOR SUTTON – FEBRUARY 28
Episcopal Bishop of Maryland
- THE REV. DR. BARBARA BROWN TAYLOR – MARCH 7
Episcopal priest, Author 13 books, Time Magazine’s 100 most influential People- 2014
Tuesday and Thursday Mornings in Lent – Daily Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.
Each Tuesday and Thursday morning in Lent, at 8:30 a.m., beginning on February 15, Sarah Kye Price will lead Daily Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Resurrection (columbarium area). The service will include easy to sing chants and songs from the breadth of our Episcopal tradition which Sarah will teach to all participants. No prior singing or chanting experience is needed; just a prayerful heart. You can enter the chapel through the doors at street level in front of the building on Laurel Street. This is a great way to support your spiritual journey this Lent and would make a great addition to your Lenten discipline.
Red Door Ministry Lenten Collection “Inside the Tent”
This year we are thinking about bring people inside the tent for Lent. In 2015 through a gracious donation from a local scout troop we were able to distribute more than 50 tents in the season that the Emergency (Cold Weather) Shelter was closed, providing much needed shelter to those who sleep outdoors. As we approach the season when the emergency shelter will be closed again we invite you to remember those who are in need of shelter. Please check your attics, basements, and garages for tents that are in good shape but which you don’t use; purchase a new tent wherever you buy your camping supplies; order one off of our Amazon wish list; or make a cash donation to purchase tents for the shelter-less members of our Red Door congregation. If a tent is something you don’t have or can’t afford please consider donating sleeping bags, camping mats, tarps or small portable propane tanks (for camp stoves) these are also on our Amazon list. Collection will start on Sunday February 18 and run through Sunday March 25. If you have any questions please contact The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz for more information.