This year we will offer our Ash Wednesday and Lenten programs jointly with St. John's Episcopal Church. We are using Basic Anglicanism, a curriculum taken from the "Basics" curriculum which is part of the Restoration Project, a movement meant to encourage and deepen Christian Spirituality and practice.
Every evening we meet we will have a simple meal of soup together, with each church offering hospitality on alternating weeks. All sessions will take place at St. John's, 405 N. Saginaw Rd. in Midland. Childcare will be available.
The schedule will be as follows:
Dinner: 6:00pm, Program: 7:00pm, Compline: 8:00pm
The Program: Basic Anglicanism
Joint worship with St. John's Episcopal Church (7:00pm service, no dinner beforehand). After worship we will have a short introduction to the course and take questions people have around church history, polity, theology, or anyting Anglican.
Program: "Your Missio Dei, if you choose to accept it" or an introduction to Mission and Order
The Rev. Sarah Carver will be leading us through a discussion of the difference between bishops, priests, deacons, and how the laity is indeed the first "order" of ministers. St. John's will be offering hospitality.
Program: "Mommy, where do Episcopalians come from?" or Church History.
The Rev. Rob Skirving will lead the discussion around where we came from. Holy Family will offer hospitality this evening.
Program: "This Anglican Life" or Instructed Eucharist.
The Rev. Rob Skirving will guide us through worship and why we do what we do. St. John's will offer hospitality.
Program: "Good things always come in threes" or Anglican Theology
The Right Reverend Todd Ousley will talk with us about what we believe and why. Holy Family will offer hospitality.
Program: "Harold and Kumar go to General Convention" or Episcopal and Anglican governance and issues.
Mike Spencer, Canon to the Ordinary, will talk with us about how we govern ourselves as a church and how that is unique. St. John's will offer hospitality.
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