Fr. Klein will hold Teen Confirmation Class on Sunday Mornings Apr 19, 26, May 3, 10, and 17. Bishop Ryan Reed will be here for Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, May 31.
Fr. Estes will hold Adult Confirmation Class on Sunday Mornings beginning Feb. 23rd. Bishop Ryan Reed will be here for Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, May 31.
Our study will come from Alister McGrath’s book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life. Alister McGrath, Ph.D is a theologian, scientist, and Anglican priest in the Church of England. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College. During Lent this year McGrath and Lewis will be our insightful guides to lead us deeper into knowing, loving, and celebrating our faith!
Wednesdays in Lent
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, and Apr 1.
6:00 PM Stations of the Cross
6:30 to 7:00 Lenten Meal
7:00 to 8:00 PM Program for Adults, Teens, and Atrium for the Kids.
Flu Season is upon us.
In this “flu season” a lot of attention has been give to the coronavirus. You can look on the CDC website https:// www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html for more information.
When it comes to protecting ourselves and others from any strain of virus we should practice good hygiene and common sense. I’m speaking about the basics like covering your cough and washing your hands often with regular soap and running water to help stop the spread of germs and respiratory illnesses like the flu and COVID-19. Stay at home when you or your child is sick. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. If regular soap and running water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help.
Passing the Peace. During the flu season we might want to avoid direct contact, such as hugs and hand shakes at the passing of the Peace of Christ.
Intinction. When receiving the Precious Blood of Christ you may do this by intinction instead of drinking from the
Chalice. This is allowing the CHALICE BEARER to take the consecrated host from the palm of your hand and dip the host partially in the Precious Blood and then place the host on your tongue. The consecrated host only. During flu season you may receive Holy Communion by receiving the consecrated host only. Our norm is to make our Communion using both the Precious Blood and the consecrated Bread (host) because our Lord administered both to the apostles on Maundy Thursday and commanded us to do the same. But, each Eucharistic element, the consecrated
Wine or the consecrated Bread contain the full divinity of Jesus. So, whether you
receive just the host (or the Precious Blood) you make your full communion with God.
Abstaining from Chalice. If you wish to abstain from receiving from the Chalice during the flu season here’s what you do. After receiving the host and consuming it, please remain kneeling and when the Chalice Bearer comes to you, please cross your arms across your chest to indicate for the Chalice Bearer to pass by. After the “flu season” you can go back to receiving both kinds.
I hope this helps! Fr Klein
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLERGY AND SANCTUARY SERVES AND CHALICE BEARS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO WASH THEIR HANDS BEFORE THE SERVICE STARTS.