February 5 Week of 5 Epiphany

Here is what is happening this week as we continue our count-down to Lent:
Men’s Group meets once again on Saturday, February 7 from 8:30-10:00 am at the church. All men are welcome to join us.
Sunday, February 8 we welcome one of our own to the ‘pulpit’. Charlie Watkins will be preaching on ‘Hope’ this week. Please pray for Charlie as he prepares and come expectantly to worship.
Lenten Preparations:

Wisdom and Wonder: Exploring Beauty and Faith for Artists and Amateurs(Emily Zimbrick-Rogers will be leading this short ‘course’ this Lent)

Have you ever wondered how your Christian walk could be strengthened, deepened, and enriched by spiritual reflection through artistic mediums such as visual art, music, creative writing, or film? Anyone interested in exploring the relationship between art and faith is invited to participate in two Saturday conversations in March. Those interested may also participate in an optional practical component of creating new art for Good Friday’s meditation on Jesus’ 7 Last Words.

Individuals will read and discuss a few sections from Christine Valters Paintner’s book, The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing your creative soul with monastic wisdom, and Cecilia González-Andrieu’s book, Bridge to Wonder: Art as Gospel of Beauty. Those individuals who are creative artists will be invited to share some of their art with the group. You need not be a visual artist to join us!

Ash Wednesday Service takes place on Wednesday February 18 beginning at 6:00 pm
Lenten Inter-generational Family Night takes place on Saturday, February 21 from 4-7 pm. Plan now on joining in on the fun (the talent show), the food (bring something to share), and the preparations (we’ll have several stations to help you and your family get ready for the season).

Looking forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.
Brian Campbell

Rector of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church