St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Love and Serve 365
219 Chunns Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28805
The Small Church
“In a big world, the small church has remained intimate. In a fast world, the small church has remained steady. In an expensive world, the small church has remained plain. In a complex world, the small church has remained simple. In a rational world, the small church has kept feeling. In a mobile world, the small church has been an anchor. In an anonymous world, the small church calls us by name.”
—The Anglican Digest
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Adult education 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Children’s education 10:30 a.m.
Centering Prayer 6:30 – 6:50 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with Prayers for healing at 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes
6:00 p.m. Family Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes
Families arrive at 4:30 to burn palms and explore the meaning of Lent. We will have a simple supper at 5:30 and participate in the 6:00 service. Please bring a kid-friendly dish to share and your palm branches from last Palm Sunday.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
“In a contemplative sense, prayer is not something that you do, but is instead a relationship between you and the Divine Indwelling. To pray is to accept God’s invitation to turn your mind and heart inward and open to the realization that you are not separate from God. God is always with you, whether you know it or not. This understanding of prayer as a relationship with God is a primary foundation of the practice of Centering Prayer.” from the Introduction
This 12-week class offers a series of video teachings on Centering Prayer, one type of contemplative practice in the Christian tradition. Led by Father Thomas Keating and other members of Contemplative Outreach, this course explores the theory and the methodology of this type of prayer. Evenings begin at 6:30 with 20 minutes of silence followed by 30 minutes of discussion. For more information contact Patty at email@example.com.
6:30 p.m. 20 minutes of silence in the church
7:00 p.m. 30 minutes of video teaching and discussion in the Parish House
Adult Education Study Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” So begins the powerful witness of the fourth Gospel. During the weeks of Lent we will read the Gospel according John and reflect on its beautiful language and unique perspective on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge for 2017!
We have heard from 32 households, and we are making plans for 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact Sherry.