We are in Lent

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us, that in peril we may uphold one another, in suffering tend to one another, and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another. Grant us brave and enduring hearts that we may strengthen one another, until the disciplines and testing of these days are ended, and you again give peace in our time; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

~A Prayer in Times of Distress (BCP)

What a time to be the Church. The Spirit is before us. Jesus is King of the World. We are not ceasing from being the church–how could we? The Spirit of God has made us who we are. We will be in this new place as God’s people. And we will love God’s world with courageous love.

 

How We Will Meet

All of our gatherings (large and small) will meet online via Zoom. Here is the link to our public gathering space. And here is a detailed guide providing all the instructions for Zoom via computer or phone. Our Sunday morning worship will be recorded each week and shared on Sunday evenings on our Facebook page.

 

Our Rhythm of Life Together

Worship every Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. | Easter Sunday | April 12

Compline Prayer every weeknight @ 7 p.m. | A Guide for Compline

Weekly resources for nurturing our body, soul and life with God (like our weekly liturgy for recognizing your daily tasks and home as places where “everything is holy”) will be sent out via our weekly email. Make sure to sign up for that (and our weekly Scripture & Prayer Reader) at the bottom left corner of this page.

 

Upcoming Small Gatherings

Maundy Thursday | We will not have a Maundy Thursday gathering, but we encourage you to reflect on Ford Madox Brown’s painting Jesus Washing Peter’s Feet (1856) and read John 13:17

Good Friday Tenebrae Service 6 p.m. | For interactive participation, have 7 candles lit (or as many as you can pull together) and download the Good Friday liturgy guide

The Bravest Thing: An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with John Blase & special guest Christa Wells | Saturday April 11th @ 8:00 p.m.

Eastertide Art Gallery | Wednesday, April 29 @ 6:00 p.m.   


Loving Our Neighbors Together

The City Schools are ramping up to provide breakfast and lunch bags for students and families affected by the loss of school lunch. The distribution sites will be spread throughout the city. They need volunteers to work at these drop off points (and one of them is Venable Elementary). If your family needs access to food, or if you want to volunteer at one the distribution sites, here is the info.

Support Cville is a wonderful aggregate site for those of us wanting help–and those of us in need of help.