Faith Factor | St. Patrick’s to offer seasonal workshops, events
Ryan Summerlin February 27, 2014
TAHOE, Calif. — St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is offering a variety of events, workshops and seminars to be held at 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. For information call 775-831-1418 or visit www.TahoeEpiscopal.org. All are invited.
Drought-Relief Interfaith Prayer Service
Come as you are Friday, March 7, 5:15-6 p.m. with friends and neighbors to celebrate the gift of water; consider the impact of the drought on nature, community, and the economy at Tahoe and the Western U.S.; and pray for the blessing of rain and snow. Service will include prayers from many faith traditions, environmental perspectives, music, and traditional Paiute dances by the youth community troupe Mu Moomooatupu Nadapunekwae Tamme Meakwa.
Grief, Death, and Dying
The Sunday Forum is an open, drop-in gathering of adults and older teens, March 9 to April 13, 9-9:50 a.m., who meet to explore universal human questions from spiritual, historical, cultural, scientific, and personal perspectives. Facilitated by clergy and community members, the discussions engage people of all faiths and those with no religious ties. Draw on wisdom from reason, life experience, compassion, and respect for all. Probe your relationship to death — and be guided toward living in greater joy.
March 9, “Ashes to ashes,” So what?; March 16, What has death taught us?; March 23, What is the journey of grief?; March 30, How can we navigate the pain of grief?; April 6, Why think about our own death now?; April 13, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”, Dying gracefully.
Food, Glorious Food!
Think Lent is all about “giving up” food? In this six-week series Wednesday Lenten Series, March 12 to April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., discuss, delight in and taste God’s great gift of food — examining our relationship to it as individuals and a spiritual community. Drop in when you can, with friends and family. Each evening will include a dinner together, reflection on scripture, and discussion. What better way to prepare together for the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday?
March 12, Fasting and Feasting (Potluck: bring a food you love to prepare/share and food magazines); March 19, Healthy, Holy Eating (We’ll cook dinner together!); March 26, Sharing Our Food (Potluck); April 2, Welcome to the Table (Potluck); April 9, The Power of Bread and Wine (Potluck; please include a favorite kind of bread); April 16, Holy Eucharist (Dinner provided)
St. Patrick’s Day Party and service
Get your green on March 15, 5-8 p.m., Parish Hall on at the annual party for the Tahoe community! No cost; donations gladly accepted. Fun for all ages: bring your friends and neighbors for a traditional Irish dinner and lovely, lively, live and silent auctions! Entertainment by Blanchette School of Irish Dance at 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Service on March 16, 10 a.m. Celebrate the saint’s day with Celtic music, prayers, a skit, and refreshments. All can participate in the skit: come early!
Silence for the Soul
Lent/Spring Equinox Serenity Workshop, March 22, 3-7 p.m. Lent offers a space of time to deepen our connection to soul and spirit, inwardly plant seeds of new understanding, then rejoice in their surge of life at Eastertide. Workshop offerings are traditional Christian meditation practices in silence, with simple instructions for those practicing for the first time. A soup supper closes the evening. All are welcome.
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