The Ten Commandments: Living For God and Living With Others
Lenten Study with Pastor Anthony C. Estes
Tuesdays, February 23rd – March 23rd
In our civic life, The Ten Commandments are prominently displayed in courthouses and other municipal buildings across the country. In popular culture, the 1956 film starring Charlton Heston is shown every year around every Easter season. But did you know that The Ten Commandments have been a feature of Anglican worship since the 16th century?
More than a list of don’ts, they represent God’s earnest desire to be in fellowship with the people God has redeemed. Ultimately, they reveal a God that wants to be known. As a way to embrace self-reflection this Lent and draw from the deep wells of Anglican liturgical practice, let us commit to a thoughtful review of the Scriptural context for the Ten Commandments.
Join Associate Rector Pastor Anthony Estes for this new series. Over five weeks we hope to: Gain insight from the Scriptural context and content of the Ten Commandments; further develop familiarity with The Book of Common Prayer and other liturgical resources; and practice self-reflection around the Ten Commandments as one way of embracing Lenten spirituality.
Though you don’t need any materials to participate, if you’d like to bring your hymnal, bible/study bible/and prayer book to virtual sessions, you are more than welcome to do so.
Online Bible Study
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Join Rev. Emily and Rev. Anthony for a simple Bible study on Wednesdays 12-1pm. No advance preparation needed. We will read together the passages for the upcoming Sunday, and discuss what we notice and how the scripture is touching our lives. This is a great opportunity to spend time with one another, to get a head start on the Sunday readings, and to get to know our pastors, especially our new Associate Rector, the Rev. Anthony Estes. Check The Lectionary Page for a schedule of readings. Weekly Online Invitation information is available in the eNews, or request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Centering Prayer (Meditation)
Thursdays throughout the year at 11:00 a.m; currently meeting online. Contact Kathryn Treece for instructions on how to access.
“Meditation is one of the most ancient and universal of all spiritual practices, and it is the cornerstone of a wisdom encounter with Christ,” writes the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, in Wisdom Jesus. All are welcome to try the CCD Centering Prayer group. No experience is necessary, and simple instructions are given for newcomers. The hour-long meeting includes 20 minutes of silence, intercessory prayer, a brief reading, and informal sharing. If you have questions or are coming for the first time, please contact Kathryn Treece at email@example.com, or call the office. Brochures about Centering Prayer are in the leaflet rack at church, or you may learn more at contemplativeoutreach.org.