Fridays in Lent

Stations-of-the-CrossThis Lent, the Church of the Holy Spirit will offer expanded weekly opportunities for devotion, food, fellowship, and reflection every Friday. Do join us.

Beginning on the first Friday of Lent (February 15), and every Friday in Lent following, the Stations of the Cross will be offered in church at 5:30 pm, led by a number of clergy and lay worship leaders.

After Stations, a simple soup and bread supper will be offered in the parish hall at 6 pm. Signup sheets for hosting this supper will be posted in the reception room.

All are welcome to stay after supper for a series of special presentations on “Jesus at the Movies,” beginning at 6:30 pm.

On February 15, Father Adam will offer his own presentation on Jesus at the Movies. This is the same program that he offered as a breakout session for the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Triennial in 2006, which he attended as a Deputy. Fr. Adam also offered this program to a small group here at CHS in June, and has been asked repeatedly since then to make it available to a wider audience.

The presentation offers a look through a number of selected film clips at the various — and sometimes controversial — ways in which Christ has been presented at the movies, from the time of the “silents” down to our own time. This thought-provoking presentation is especially apt for the beginning of Lent.

On February 22, we will watch “Henry Poole is Here,” a whimsical yet haunting portrayal of mortality, love, and the question of miracle. The series will continue in March with Emilio Estevez’s “The Way,” Robert Duvall’s “The Apostle,” and the critically acclaimed documentary “Traces of the Trade.”

As always on Lenten Fridays, people should feel welcome to participate in whatever portion of the evening that they desire. Come just for the service, come only for supper, stay for the movies — it’s entirely up to you. All are welcome — bring a friend.

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