Lent: Parish Wide Book Study & Stations of the Cross
Due to the temporary closing of the church, this series has been postponed until further notice. This Lenten season there are a variety of ways in which parishioners are invited to intentionally mark this season as holy. We will read David Zahl's Seculosity and engage in a discussion weekly on Sunday evenings. Copies of the book are available to borrow for up to 48 hours at a time from the parish library, or can be ordered here.
Stations of the Cross, as interpreted by a variety of artists, will be on display in the parish hall. Opportunities to spend time with these images and pray through each station are listed below.
During the closing of the church, you are invited to view the images online and pray along using the worship bulletin included.
March 1, 4 PM : Stations of the Cross Artists Reception
March 8, 4:00 - 5:30 PM: Introduction, Chapter 1
March 15, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Chapter 2 or 3, and 4
March 22, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Chapters 5 & 6
March 29, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Chapters 7 & 8
April 5, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Chapters 9 & 10
*Childcare will be provided.
Wednesdays, March 4 and
25 from 6:30 - 8PM: Stations of the Cross
Fridays, March 13 and 20 from 11:30 AM - 1 PM: Stations of the Cross
A description of Seculosity: "At the heart of our current moment lies a universal yearning, writes David Zahl, not to be happy or respected so much as enough--what religions call "righteous." To fill the void left by religion, we look to all sorts of everyday activities--from eating and parenting to dating and voting--for the identity, purpose, and meaning once provided on Sunday morning.
In our striving, we are chasing a sense of enoughness. But it remains ever out of reach, and the effort and anxiety are burning us out. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American "performancism" and its cousins, highlighting both their ingenuity and mercilessness, all while challenging the conventional narrative of religious decline. Zahl unmasks the competing pieties around which so much of our lives revolve, and he does so in a way that's at points playful, personal, and incisive. Ultimately he brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder."