Opportunities for Worship and Spiritual Growth in Lent 2013
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)will be available by appointment on the Wednesdays in Lent between 5:15-6:15PM. Contact Fr. Steve by phone (773) 525-0844 or email [firstname.lastname@example.org] to arrange a time.
The Holy Eucharist
Besides Sunday, the Eucharist will be celebrated at 12:15PM and 6:30PM on these Wednesdays: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Lenten Meditations will be offered by members of the parish.
Thursday Night Lenten Series
February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, and 21 at 6:30 PM
St. Peter's will join the people of four other Episcopal parishes in the Chicago North area (St. James' Cathedral, Ascension, Our Saviour and St. Chrysostom's) for a five-week series to be held on Thursday nights, 6:30 PM. Each of the parishes will host one evening at their church. St. Peter's will host the event on Thursday, March 7th. The evening will include a soup and salad supper, presentation by the one of the parish rectors, and Compline. The theme of the series, "The Journey: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," seeks to connect our individual and parish stories with the Lenten journey to the Cross and Resurrection.
AtAscension, 1133 North LaSalle
The Very Rev. Joy Rogers, presenter
At Church of Our Saviour, 530 West Fullerton
The Rev. Milton Williams, presenter
At St. Peter's, 621 West Belmont
The Rev. Terri Heyduk, presenter
At St. Chrysostom's, 1424 North Dearborn
The Rev. Brian Hastings, presenter
At St. James' Cathedral, 65 East Huron
The Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey, presenter
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 pm OR
Saturday, March 9, 11 am
Entering the Lukan Passion: The Exodus of Jesus
The author of the Gospel of Luke portrays a Jesus crazy-mad to get to Jerusalem so he can "accomplish his exodus" (9:31) What does he mean? In this 90-minute micro-retreat we'll try to experience the answer instead of talking about it. We'll participate in an updated Seder, Israel's ancient meal of liberation, and consider questions of memory and inclusion. Who is invited to the table in our lives, and who is left outside the door? How do meals keep our memories alive?
The retreat will be led by St. Peter's Artist-in-Residence, John Dally.
Both sessions will be held at the church.
Please RSVP by March 3rd at Artist@stpeterschicago.org
or speak to John following the Sunday Eucharist.
Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant
Following the ancient pattern of preparing catechumens for Holy Baptism at Easter, the Church offers a similar set of rites and disciplines for persons already baptized to enter a time of disciplined renewal of the baptismal covenant. This process is appropriate for new members, for Christians coming from other traditions, for those who have been separated from the church for whatever reasons, and for anyone who feels called to renew their life in Christ. Participants will meet weekly for a brief time of sharing and instruction, engage in at least one of the Lenten spiritual disciplines offered by the church, and commit to be consistent in the study of Scripture, in prayer, and in worship. Candidates for reaffirmation will be presented at the Ash Wednesday services and will reaffirm their baptismal covenant at the Easter Vigil on March 30.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism at the Easter Vigil
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body the Church. Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil. If you are an adult desiring baptism or a parent desiring the baptism of your child at the Easter Vigil, please contact [email@example.com] to discuss preparation for Holy Baptism.
Stations of the Cross
7PM Beginning Feb. 15th in the church on the Fridays in Lent. Each week the Stations will be followed by half an hour for meditation, featuring organ music played by Michael Lindner.