Ash Wednesday Service & Wednesday Evening Lent Series
Ash Wednesday, February 14
6:00 p.m. Dinner*
7:00 p.m. Worship
Worship in the sanctuary will include scripture, music, prayer and meditation. The imposition of ashes is an ancient symbol that calls us into this season.
*Sign up in the gathering area to help with set up and clean up! Set up starts at 4 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Lent Series
We will be joining with Grace Episcopal Church (555 Michigan Ave.) for their Wednesday evening Lent Series.
6:30pm Eucharist Service
7:15pm-8:45pm “Values in Action” Program
at Grace Episcopal Church
The program will be utilizing video from the Trinity Institute Conference held in New York City in February and will engage us on the intersection of faith and contemporary issues.
February 21: Video of Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, discussing the values that fuel her work and how values help create movements for change.
February 28: Video of Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, author, and leader of the Corrymeela Community, exploring stories where values emerge, bump into each other, conflict and create opportunities for deep dialogue about important values in contemporary life. We will look at values in action, and values in tension.
March 7: Video of Deirdre Good, Andrea Weiss, and Adnan A. Zulfiqar describing a national, non-partisan campaign called American Values Religious Voices that brought together scholars from a diverse range of religious traditions to articulate core American values after the national election.
March 14: Video of Elizabeth Edman, priest and political strategist, articulating her conviction that our job as people of faith is to show the world that the power of God is a real thing – to make it plainly, graphically, authentically visible in the world. For our commitment to have any impact – for our values to translate into action – we must do something harder: we must cultivate this commitment as a virtue. We must live it.
March 21: Video of Mark Bozzuti-Jones and Winnie Varghese, priests, authors, and Trinity Church Wall Street’s directors of Core Values and Justice and Reconciliation leading us in reflection on how we put values into action.