Senior Men Into Life's Enjoyment - SMILE - gathering each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Ministries Center library to study, together, the Bible. Led by Fr. Mark Holland.
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A service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with special prayers for healing and anointing with oil (unction), if desired for yourself or a loved one.
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Hearty Breakfasts - Approximately four Sundays per year we invite our neighbors living on the streets and area homeless shelters to Bishops Hall so we can serve them with a hearty breakfast, from 8 until 9 a.m. Volunteers are always welcome to join our parish family as we put the hospitality of Christ into practice.
I find it sometimes amiable to say, “Thank you, God” when I wake up in the morning, but more often I’m in more of a hurry to get the alarm clock turned off. But certainly when I go to the Chapel to pray, it is with a sense of thanksgiving for this opportunity to be willing to deal with prayer. And at breakfast time I am ever able to thank God for the gifts that he has given me and ask for his blessings throughout the day. And then, as I said, there are various things that happen: good things happen spontaneously, and I say under my breath, “Thank you, God.”
Very often, these days my private prayer very often is in Japanese so, [speaking Japanese] “Kami ni kansha” to God we thank. I don’t know – these things happen so spontaneously sometimes that it’s hard to think of particular times or ways throughout the day. It isn’t a continuous thing, because as a human being I sometimes find myself concentrating on some task that has to be done, meeting a timetable and trying to get everything done that I think I need to. But when I do get something accomplished or suddenly an inspiration comes – I try to write a sermon – I do say within myself, within or in silence, “Thank you, God.” “Kami ni kansha.”
-Br. David Allen
The St. James Center for Spiritual Formation announces a wonderful speaking series to be presented during the ECW Friday Lenten Gumbo lunches. Six wonderful preachers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak on successive Fridays, in the church, from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m., so attendees may enjoy gumbo then the speaker, or the speaker, then gumbo in Bishops Hall! More about Glory and Gumbo, here.Read more...
A Centering Prayer workshop serves both as an introduction to Centering Prayer for those who know nothing of this practice, and a refresher course for those who have been praying this way for some time. Four conferences give shape to the day: Prayer as Relationship, the Method of Centering Prayer, the Place of "Thoughts" in Centering Prayer, and Centering Prayer and the Fruits of the Spirit. The workshop is scheduled on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks and an hour for lunch. Two sessions of Centering Prayer are part of the designRead more...