Lent will soon arrive. On March 1 Ash Wednesday invites us to a “Holy Fast” to prepare for what is to come six weeks later. As Episcopalians we cherish these weeks of preparation not because we suffer from the deprivation of our usual comforts but because it is a time to take advantage of reflective time, intentional spirituality and education. There is a richness to Lent, like tilling the fields, preparing the garden, and looking forward to a growing season.
Last year, our Diocesan clergy led the presentations. This year it’s your turn. Oh, I know, there are moans and groans: “how can I do this?” “I don’t know enough and besides I’m scared to speak in public.”
I’m here to help, guide and support your efforts. It’s actually very simple and by drawing on your particular interests, all of us will be interested.
Here’s how it will go. Six volunteers will choose a Wednesday. The topic is: Christianity and Daily Living. Choose a favorite activity and describe how it fits your own spiritual life. Does it “speak” to you? Does it uplift you? Does it calm you down? Does it energize you?
And here are some activities: travel, gardening, volunteering, a hobby, exercise, culinary arts, reading, praying, walking, music, and many others. Why do you like your choice? What does it do for you?
I’ll lead a discussion open to everyone about the meaningfulness of that particular choice. What does the Bible have to say about it (if anything.) How does it touch all of us? We’ll have a discussion and then adjourn for lunch.
So take a little risk and speak with your friends about what is important to you. Bring a drawing, a favorite plant, needlework, canvas, book or something to illustrate your interest. You’ll surprise yourself about how passionate you are about this important work and you’ll inspire us with your conviction.
Rev. Paul Gilbert
Church Phone - 843-631-5040
Mission Council phone numbers:
Betsy Daise, Senior Warden 202.222.5651
George Hayworth, Junior Warden 843.889.5678
Emilie Cox 803.682.2965
Harriet Gettys 843.869.1329
Brooks Goldsmith 803.320.1189
Taylor Skardon 843.754.4494
Michele Skripps 843.631.1389
Elizabeth Galaida - Music Director and Administrator - 843.631.1115
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