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You are invited to the observance of a Holy Lent . . . 

From Fear to Freedom: Beauty and the Enjoyment of God, Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Our Lenten program will be held in the Nave. You are invited to come ahead of time to join in Evening Prayer at 5:30 and Soup Supper in the Parish Hall at 5:50. Our speakers and topics are as follows:

February 25 Dr. Ellen Davis, Beauty and Creation

March 4 the Rev. Dr. Justin Lewis-Anthony, Jesus Christ Movie Star

March 11 the Right Rev. Michael B. Curry, Glory, identity, and the beauty of living God’s call

March 18 the Rev. Canon Rhonda Lee, Beatrice’s Smile: Beauty and the Enjoyment of God in Dante’s Comedy

March 25 Dr. Peter van Inwagen, To Behold the Fair Beauty of the Lord

Children’s Lenten Programming, Wednesday, February 25, and March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Commons. We will be exploring ways to inhabit the season of Lent. Stories and activities are designed for children ages 4-12. To request nursery care for children under four, please complete the form on the children’s page of Holy Family’s website under the heading “Parish Nursery.”

Lenten Quiet Day: Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., led by the Rev. Dr. Justin Lewis-Anthony, Being Human: Hieronymus Bosch, Thomas a Kempis, and Etty Hillesum What are the connections between a small, mysterious, renaissance painting, the second-best selling Christian devotional book, and the life and death of Dutch Jewish woman in the 1940s? How do Hieronymus Bosch’s Christ Mocked, Thomas à Kempis’s The Imitation of Christ, and the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, teach us about being human and living God’s creation? By exploring the political, scientific, psychological and devotional world of early modern Europe, and applying those insights to our own time, we can see the profound insights the Bosch, Kempis and Hillesum can teach us about what it means to be fully human. In order to make this Quiet Day available at no charge we will not be serving lunch, but you are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and we will eat together at noon.

Bible at Breakfast, Mondays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. What was going on in the early Christian communities of Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome? Bring your breakfast and join the Rector in the Library to examine the epistle lessons appointed for the Sundays of Lent. Coffee provided!

The Way of the Cross, 6 p.m., Fridays The Way of the Cross will be offered each Friday in Lent, except Good Friday. This Lenten devotion uses the Stations of the Cross located around the floor of the Nave.

Compline, Sundays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 8 p.m. Compline will be sung in the Nave on Sunday evenings in Lent. All are welcome at this quiet, meditative service.

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