Please bring in your cans of soups and chili’s for Soup-er Bowl Sunday! They will be blessed as part of our offering then given to a local food bank. The goal is 300 cans. Let’s see if we can make that happen!
Fear of dying is most often fear of the unknown. Because of this fear, far too many of us die in ways we would not wish to— often in ICU’s, tethered to feeding tubes, in intolerable pain, or unconscious and unable to say a meaningful goodbye to our life and those we care about.
Sunday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m., we will screen the video, Speaking of Dying, which captures the importance of individuals and groups speaking openly about all aspects of the dying process. Most of all, Speaking of Dying will help you believe that your can have a peaceful and meaningful ending that will be a gift to you and to your loved ones. The interviews and stories in this 30-minute documentary reveal the complexities of end-of-life choices in today’s medical environment while also demonstrating resources and attitudes that can empower us. We have more control over where and how we die than we may think. Good and peaceful endings are possible— if we speak openly about dying.
Then the next 4 Sundays: February 19 & 26, March 5 & 11, there will be a workshop series where we explore in depth how we can prepare to die well.
This series is strongly encouraged for everyone, whether for yourself, or as you work with aging elders to make their own end-of-life decisions.
The cost is $125 per person or $200 per couple. Scholarships are available.
We enter into the Season of Lent on Wednesday, March 1. There will be two services of the Imposition of Ashes with Holy Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 1 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m.
Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Annual Mtg., Mother Cynthia, preacher
Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan. 15, 2017, Mother Cynthia, preacher
Feast of the Baptism of Jesus, Jan. 8, 2017, Mother Cynthia, preacher
Holy Name, Jan. 1, 2017, Michael Rader, preacher
Christmas Day 2016, Mother Cynthia, preacher
Christmas Eve 2016, 10:00 p.m. service, Mother Cynthia, preacher
Christmas Eve 2016, 5:00 p.m. service, Mother Cynthia, preacher
Advent Week 4, Mother Cynthia, preacher
Advent Week 2, Mother Cynthia, preacher