During Lent this year, as part of the MINISTRY ASSESSMENT PROCESS (MAP), the Diocese has requested that we engage in a book study related to the process. For this study, we have chosen the book Christianity for the Rest of Us, by Diana Butler Bass.
Because it would be difficult to get enough people to buy the book and commit to attending the study sessions, we decided on a creative compromise: we will integrate the book study into our Sunday worship during Lent.
Each Sunday in Lent, the preacher assigned (whether Grant, Anne or Trudi) will reflect on different chapters of the book and integrate those insights into the sermon. Also, after each Sunday service, there will be an opportunity to gather for a short time of discussion and feedback immediately after the service.
After the 8:30 service, we will meet in the lower hall. After the 10:00 service, coffee, tea and goodies will be available in the narthex during Lent to accommodate our after-church sessions. Our hope is that as many as possible will thus be able to participate. Please plan on attending.
(The Rev.) Grant Rodgers
P.S. Please note as well that every Wednesday in Lent, 7:00 p.m., we will gather in the church for a contemplative/meditative service, which will be followed by a short time of conversation.