Ash Wednesday

March 6

Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance that marks the beginning of Lent. Attend one of our traditional services at 7 am, Noon, 6 pm, or our Uptown Contemporary service at 6 pm.

Journey to Daily Prayer

Get daily prayer reminders on your phone during Lent. It doesn’t matter what time of day you pray, as long as you make time for God.

Sign up for Text-to-Pray today! Simply fill out the form, or text JOURNEY to 888-521-3216.

Quiet Prayer: Tools for Christian Meditation

Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm

As we move into Lent together as the Body of Christ, the prayer practices that offer us an opportunity to learn the value of centering on God. This training will introduce you to several styles that will move you into quiet prayer of the heart. We will practice various approaches to centering prayer. Lunch will be offered at noon and a silent prayer retreat will follow from 1–4 pm. You may come for training or the silent retreat or both.

Theology of Suffering Lecture

Sunday, March 24 at 6 pm (Fr. Austin)

This lecture will focus on the question: What good is suffering? Much Christian work in the world is aimed at diminishing or even eliminating suffering. But suffering is not the worst evil in the world. Sometimes, although suffering could be removed, it would be wrong to do so. For instance, should Christians kill another human being in order to eliminate that person’s suffering? And isn’t it wrong to steal food from a child in order to satisfy my own hunger, wrong to take my neighbor’s spouse in order to satisfy my sexual desires, and so forth? Even though it is a bad thing, sometimes suffering must be endured because the alternatives would be worse. Is that all there is to say? Or is there good that we can identify in suffering? In the New Testament it is said that Christ was made perfect through sufferings. There is also talk of sharing in the sufferings of Christ. What do such expressions mean? Is there any sense we can make of suffering?

Journey to Forgiveness with Kim Phúc

Wednesday, March 27 at 6 pm, Ascension Chapel

Kim Phuc is commonly referenced as “the Napalm Girl” as she was the nine-year-old child in the Pulitzer prize-winning photograph during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. She is now a public speaker who offers a gripping story of the road to reconciliation and forgiveness through faith in Christ.

Join us for an incredible lecture on reconciliation and forgiveness on the way to the Cross. This is an opportunity for you to invite friends and neighbors to learn how forgiveness can lead you down the path of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 22 at 6 pm

Immerse yourself in this experiential art exhibit to witness the impact of Christ’s sacrifice and to understand God’s overwhelming love and grace for your life.

EXHIBIT DATES

Wednesday, April 10 • 5–9 pm
Thursday, April 11 • 5–9 pm
Friday, April 12 • 9 am–9 pm
Saturday, April 13 • 9 am–9 pm

RESERVATION

Tickets are free, but necessary in order to ensure only small groups move through at a time. Tickets will become available on Monday, March 4.

PLAN AHEAD

Mark both the exhibit dates and ticketing dates on your calendar. Don’t miss out! Think about who you might invite. This experience will be powerful, and one you’ll want to share.

Lenten Concerts

The Choir of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue

Sunday, March 17  4 pm

David Higgs in Recital

Thursday, March 21  7:30 pm

Incarnatus in Concert

Friday, March 29  8 pm

The Choir of New College, Oxford

Saturday, April 6  7:30 pm

Confession

Confession during Holy Week will be available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Good Shepherd Chapel in the Church at Noon & 5 pm.

Have you ever gone to confession? Does the thought of it make you squirm a bit? If so, don’t worry. You are not alone. There are many people who shy away from the practice because of the unknown.

Listen as Fr. John and Fr. Ryan help us with those natural concerns in a 3-part video mini-series.

Purpose

Prepare

Practice