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The Next "Light & Peace" service will be held on October 2 at 5 p.m.
"Light and Peace": Contemplative Evening Prayer
"I loved it! I shared your service bulletin with the Diocesan Youth Missioner and told my colleagues at Church House how inspiring it was. Thank you for trying something new. Looking forward to going again."
Rev. Elizabeth Gardner, former interim rector at Epiphany G Street, now at Church House as the Interim Young Adult Missioner for the Diocese of Washington
Our first ever Sunday evening service seems to have been a blessed success. We counted 52 persons in attendance. In the dimly lit, sacred space, we were invited to seek the One who is light. And, seek we did. And, many found. A fellow from a large local evangelical Presbyterian Church said to me, "I have not sensed the presence of God like that in some time". Let us bless the Lord for His goodness.
Our time of prayer was followed by a wonderful time of fellowship in the Parish House: Wine and Cheese. We were too numerous for the space. A good problem!
Given the amount work required for preparation and so not to siphon too many "personnel" resources from Sunday morning, we have decided that it would be best that the Sunday evening service be (at least, for this academic year) monthly, on the first Sunday of the month. Thus, we will gather, to seek the One who is light, on October 2, November 6, December 4, January 1, February 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7.
Please consider coming. If you are a bit leery, you may be very pleasantly surprised... Please, at the very least, keep this ministry in your prayer. And, if you have any thoughts or questions, please do not hesitate to share them.
To see the service bulletin and to see how this service came to be click here.
October -- mark your calendars!
For those “who for reasonable cause cannot be present” (BCP, p. 396) at the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, Fr. Dominique, Deacon Fred, or one of our other Eucharistic Visitors would be happy to bring you Communion. This is a privileged ministry and a privileged experience of the “communion of saints”. If you are able, please let us know in advance when you would like a visit on a Sun-day, so that the Eucharistic Visitor can be sent forth from the Sunday celebration.
From the desk of Father Dominique
A Case for Purgatory?
Wait a minute: did not the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 1801 declare rather strongly that "the Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory...is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God"?!? Indeed.And, over time, the Church, whom we believe to be led somehow by the Holy Spirit, deepens Her understanding of our life with God.We do believe that insights emerge in Tradition. keep reading