Lent 2022 Information
St. Paul's Lenten Series with Fr. Martin Smith
Paul: The Radical Spiritual Mentor We Need Today
Sundays March 6th, 13th, 27th at 10 am in Upper Norton
In three forum presentations, Fr. Martin Smith will explore ways in which the radical spirituality of St. Paul speaks to our condition in an uncertain, precarious time. Our focus will be on issues around finding identity—burning issues we wrestle with in the turmoil of identity politics, and our vulnerability to grasping at false identities peddled by the culture wars, consumerism etc. Today Christianity is no use as a mere ‘ingredient’ of our identity. Paul can guide us to the radical discovery of the living Christ as the heart and core of our authentic selves. “It is no longer ‘I’ who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20) Can Paul incite us to discover this new Self, which cuts us free from dependence on second hand identities from our culture, and enables us to be open to others, to strangers, to the vocation of reconciliation, the exorcism of polarization, and the forging of community?
A recording of the presentation will be available on St. Paul's YouTube channel to watch and share with family and friends each week.
Taizé Prayer Service
Tuesdays @ 7:30 p.m. in the church: 3.29, 4.5, & 4.12
All are invited to a quiet, candlelit service of night prayers, interwoven with contemplative music and chant in the Taizé tradition. As you bring the burdens and joys of the day into the evening, enter a space set apart for prayer and for rest, for offering thanks and for receiving, for letting go and letting be. You may sing along or simply sit, breathe, be still, and be refreshed as you listen and watch the light reflecting in the darkness.
Sunday, April 3rd @ 10:00 a.m. in Upper Norton