Lenten Sermon Series
During Lent, the clergy will preach a series covering the Sermon on the Mount in its entirety. Each week’s sermon will cover a portion of Jesus’s sermon from chapters 5 through 7 of Matthew’s Gospel.
The Rector’s Forum series, Practices, Pearls and Pigs: Living the Sermon on the Mount, will be presented by St. Paul’s clergy in conjunction with the sermon series. Clergy will lead classes to explore what it means to live our faith every day, in the unusual and startling vision of God’s kingdom that Jesus presents in his Sermon on the Mount.
Wednesday Supper Series
The Wednesday Supper Series, Looking Through the Lens of the Cross, will be led by St. Paul’s clergy and guest speakers on five Wednesdays during Lent. We all know Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world. The cross changed everything, and for our Lenten supper series, we will explore how the way we see the world and our everyday life with God, and the issues of power, strength, service and suffering all change when seen through the lens of the cross.
Children are invited to attend the Wednesday Supper Series Children’s Ministries program, The Circle of the Holy Eucharist or Playing with our Food. Each week’s class, led by the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, will explore aspects of the Holy Eucharist. Children will pose for photographs and write a booklet together as they learn the meaning of the Ministry of Word and the Ministry of Table.
The Stations of the Cross
Parishioners may walk the Stations of the Cross in the nave and chapel during church office hours throughout Lent. Clergy will lead the liturgy in the nave at noon on Wednesdays, February 17 through March 23. Booklets containing the liturgy will be available at the back of the nave and outside the chapel.
The labyrinth will be open all day on Wednesdays during Lent, with a special emphasis on the time from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., right before the 5:30 Eucharist in the chapel.
Lenten Devotional Materials
Printed Lenten devotional materials are available at the back of the nave and outside the chapel.
Classes to prepare youths and adults for confirmation and reception in the Episcopal Church will meet at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, February 14, 21 and 28, March 6 and 13 and April 3. Adult classes meet in the Conference Room. Youths meet in the top of the T, next to the youth room. Classes will be taught by clergy and Director of Youth Ministries Nick VanHorn. Confirmation is April 10 at 10:00 a.m. Rehearsal time will be determined.