The sign-up sheet is filling up but there is still plenty of room for others to join in and be part of this church-wide experience.
Movable Feast is both social and business: we gather as friends and church family, to enjoy time together as we share a common meal. It is also “business,” as we will discuss matters that are relevant to our church, discuss particular questions that pertain to our current condition and our hopes for the future.
We need at least 12 individuals or families to make this come to fruition. Small groups will be formed, at random, and once a month, one member of each group will host a simple dinner at their home for the other members of their small group. We’d like to begin after Easter, perhaps in April. If you are unable to host at your home…fear not! The kitchen and Hall at St. Nicholas are always available on Friday nights.
A good time is a guarantee! Please consider being part of this activity as it is important to our journey as a faith community and our future as a church.
Father Manny in Lenten purple, 2015
It is a mere forty days. Jesus ventured in the desert for the same number of days and nights. There, Jesus prayed, meditated and fasted, all in order to prepare Himself for the sacrifice He was to make of Himself, for us.
The desert is a stark, desolate environment. There is life in the desert…but it is hidden, minimal and scarce. This is where Jesus chose to spend time, alone, to commune with God the Creator.
This Lent, our worship space will be plain, bare and simple. The plants have been removed as have most of the images of saints and holy women and men. The intent is to create an environment that, like the desert, is simple.
The small baptismal font is dry and filled with sand and iron spikes instead of blessed water
Let us journey together: To better prepare ourselves for the great Paschal Feast of Easter, let us journey together, in prayer, in silence, in worship and in the faith that Christ Jesus is with us, accompanying us on our venture through Lent.
It is so easy to get caught up in all the “necessities” of the holiday season. There’s shopping and visits to be made, cards to write out and homes to decorate.
However most important is the time we all need to pause, contemplate and give thanks for the countless blessings with which we are made gift.
Come join us on Wednesday night, November 25th at 6pm for our Thanksgiving Eve Service. All are welcome. Come and let us celebrate our faith as we offer a moment of heart-felt thanks.