LENTEN MEDITATION BOOKLET
Look for a Lenten Meditation booklet in your mailbox, or find the daily reflections on our Facebook page each day. This year the reflections were written by our own parishioners, staff and clergy! The reflections will also be the focus of TrinityConnect each day Mon-Thurs at 11:00am on Facebook live. Download the Lenten meditation booklet HERE.
UNITED THANK OFFERING BOXES
This ministry of the Episcopal Church encourages the personal spiritual practice of gratitude. UTO’s ministry invites us to make an offering for each of the blessings we might notice during our day. The boxes will be available in Lent in the Great Hall, please pick one up and take it home. Put money in it as you see the blessings in your life, and at the end of Lent bring them back to Trinity and we will send the money to
UTO for the many ministries they support. We will have coloring sheets in the narthex (back of the church) for the kiddos to get your whole family involved. Learn more here.
Starting on Ash Wednesday (February 22), this daily email from Scott Gunn (Director of the Forward Movement) and Tim Schenck, invites participants to compare two Saints and vote for their choice to advance to the next round. The ultimate prize for the winning Saint is the Golden Halo. This year's bracket is broken up into four themed quadrants: Ancient & Apostolic, Mostly Monastics, Royals Roundup, and Modern Mayhem. As always, the bracket contains well known saints along with some obscure ones. But they all inspire us by following Jesus in their own times and in their own ways. Visit the website to sign up for the daily email to read about the saints and cast your vote. Print off and fill out your own bracket. We’ll have a large one posted in the Great Hall to follow along. You can view the bracket here but don't forget to sign up at LentMadness.org to receive the emails. Registration is open now.
This daily resource invites you to reflect on scripture using Visio Divina (Latin for "divine seeing"), a method for praying with images or other media. Every day you will receive an e-mail with an invitation to view 3-4 images, read a daily scripture, reflect on questions (as an individual, family, or community), pray, respond using #pictureLent bingo. This is a tool to open our hearts to wondering and the Holy Spirit during this season. Click here to sign up, download your bingo card, and more.
ASHES TO GO
Drive through the porte cochere to the south of the church for the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday in the convenience of your car from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Ash Wednesday is February 22nd.
LIFE OF THE BELOVED: SPIRITUAL LIVING IN A SECULAR WORLD
Join Fr. Lee for a book study Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri J.M. Nouwen. This spiritual classic began as a simple request from one friend to another for a book explaining the spiritual life in terms that he and his friends could understand, avoiding theology and technical language. Nouwen's answer has become one of the most cherished books of our era. "All I want to say to you is, 'You are the Beloved.’” Sundays in Lent at 10:00am, beginning February 26th. REGISTER HERE.
THREE FACES OF JESUS: HOW JEWS, CHRISTIANS, AND MUSLIMS SEE HIM
Join Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer weekly via zoom to discuss the scholarly book Three Faces of Jesus: How Jews, Christians and Muslims See Him by Joseph Imbach. You can order the book from Amazon here, or support a local bookstore. Please read the Introduction (pp. 5-8) before the first meeting. This discussion group will meet 7:00pm each Tuesday during Lent, February 28th through March 4th. REGISTER HERE.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION MILK AND COOKIES FOR LENT
It’s milk and cookies time, in Lent! Our generous congregation has donated so faithfully this year that our Social Justice Food pantry is well stocked, and we’re requesting only two specific items during our Lenten food drive, dry milk and cookies . We thank you in advance for helping us to sweeten our immigrant families’ lives a bit. (We’ll also happily accept pasta and cans of pintos or black beans, should you be so moved.) Donations may be left at the reception desk or social justice table in the Great Hall.
LENTEN QUIET DAY
Saturday. March 18th from 9:00am-noon, join Deacon Deborah Underwood for a Lenten Quiet Day. Bring your favorite psalm or choose one when you arrive. We will meditate on the psalms and find meaning together through discussion. REGISTER HERE.
LENTEN PROJECT SUNDAY
Lenten Project day, Sunday, March 19, from 10:00am-11:00am. Gather in the Great Hall at 10:00am to assemble College Care packages, stuff Easter Eggs for the egg hunt, and write cards to the elderly in prison. Join us to meet new people and work together.
Services at 7:30am, 9:00am and 11:00am on April 2nd. There will be a palm procession around the building at 9:00am and 11:00am. Meet in the Great Hall for the palm processions. The 11:00am service will be livestreamed.
ALL AGES STATIONS OF THE CROSS
In lieu of the regular CDU service, the Church Down Under will be transformed into an all ages hands-on stations of the cross space at 11:05am on April 2nd. We’ll go through the stations as a group and do things like wash our hands like Pilot, taste the saltiness of Mary’s tears, hammer nails to a cross, wrap pegs to remind of us Jesus going in the tomb, etc. The stations conclude with eucharist. Find an adapted version of this hands-on Stations of the Cross to do at home here.
All ages are invited to take part in our service with foot washing at 7:00pm on April 6th. We will break for the Agape Dinner near the end of the service, then return for the Stripping of the Altar. This service will be livestreamed.
Join us for a potluck Agape dinner after the Maundy Thursday service and before the Stripping of the Altar on April 6th. Bring Mediterranean-style items to share - olives, bread, cheese, grapes, salami, etc. SIGN UP HERE.
WATCH THROUGH THE NIGHT
We are invited, as were the first disciples, to watch and pray with the Lord on the night before his crucifixion and death.
Sign up to take part in the watch between Maundy Thursday (April 6th) at 8:00pm and Good Friday (April 7th) at noon Central Time. The building will be open for this event but you may choose to watch off-site, as well. Sign up for your time slot and sit the watch wherever feels right to you. REGISTER HERE.
VISIT VIRTUAL WATCH THROUGH THE NIGHT PAGE WITH DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR THE WATCH
Labyrinths have long been used to help focus meditation and prayer. During lent, we will have a temporary labyrinth in the Undercroft to aid your Lenten practice. The Labyrinth will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-4:00pm throughout Lent. On Maundy Thursday (April 6th), the labyrinth will be open from 8:30am tall the way through Good Friday (April 7th) at noon.