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Each Sunday, we endeavor to make our 10am service in the church relevant to families as we include children and youth in worship leadership. Whether it’s the St. Francis Choir or the Choristers singing, a sermon that speaks to the needs of the family, collecting food to be blessed at the altar to share with the poor, or having a youth read Scripture lessons aloud, the focus is on family.
“I am welcome here in God’s House!” As the opening song of this special service suggests, Family Table celebrates the hospitality and welcome that God intends for all of his children, regardless of age. Especially designed and planned for all, but especially for households with young children (this means grown-ups, too!), the Family Table experience is vibrant yet instructive, playful yet powerful, flexible yet valuing ritual, and downright joyful! Communion is celebrated each week of the year at Family Table, and families gather afterward for fellowship. The liturgy itself begins at 10:15am, and it is held in the McCausland Chapel.
The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons will explore the timeless quality of C.S. Lewis writings, covering important themes such as heaven, hell, prayer, grace, forgiveness, faith and reason. She is the Canon for Mission for Evangelism and Community Engagement in the Diocese of Washington.
HARVEST FESTIVAL at the Barn on Sunday, October 21st from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Since 1999, children and families served by Episcopal Community Services, and other community-based organizations have enjoyed a late October Sunday afternoon at the Barn, hosted by our parishioners. Taking full advantage of our Barn and open fields, we host hay rides, pumpkin hunts, face painting, delicious food, and other Fall activities for the kids, many of whom are Summer Camp alumni. We invite our adult guests to select and take home clothes, toys, and other items remaining from our Second Saturday Sales. For more information on the Harvest Fest or to volunteer, please contact Barbara Kozemchak at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Bitterman at email@example.com. Volunteers invited! Please bring a homemade salad or dessert and you can drop them off at the Barn kitchen after church on the 21st.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and Dawn
Wednesdays (year-round), 7-8 a.m. in the Hutchinson Room
Working with the Gospel texts of Matthew, Mark and Luke in parallel format, and exploring their depths with a facilitated small group, unlocks the Gospel message in a profound way. Text-centered reading and facilitated lively discussion encourage self-discovery, inspiration and spiritual growth. This approach to the Gospels is meaningful for everyone, no matter how much or how little Bible experience you have. For more information, contact Sarah Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The focus will be on the Acts of the Apostles, offering an opportunity to read the text, and to explore and discover together what happens after the end of Luke’s Gospel. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.
The discussion will be facilitated by Ginger Goodrich. Come and see!