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Lenten Soup Supper & Study: Following in the Footsteps of Jesus
On February 7, 2013
Feed your body and your spirit this Lenten season with our Wednesday evening Soup Supper Study program. Each week we’ll share a meal, study the life and ministry of Jesus and conclude with Evening Worship with Holy Unction (healing).
The program begins Wednesday, Feb. 20 and runs through Wednesday, March 27 from 6 till 8 p.m. It will be led by our rector, the Rev. Todd McDowell with help from our assisting priests.
6 p.m. – Eating together
Each evening will begin with a simple supper in Albright Parish Hall at 6 p.m. We’ll enjoy soup, salad and bread prepared lovingly by members of our parish. Please sign up in Albright Parish Hall or contact Janis Greenbaum if you would like to help with the dinners.
6:30 p.m. – Studying together
After we share a meal, we’ll move to LaVielle Conference Room where we’ll watch “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus.” This video program is presented by Adam Hamilton, the senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas (near Kansas City). Hamilton recently preached at President Obama’s Inaugural National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral and leads the largest Methodist Church in the country. Each week, Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and starts a discussion on the following topics:
- Feb. 20: Baptism and Temptation (The Jordan River and the Wilderness)
- Feb. 27: The Healing Ministry (Capernaum)
- March 6: Proclaiming the Kingdom (The Mountains)
- March 13: Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
- March 20: Sinners, Outcasts and the Poor (Samaria)
- March 27: The Final Week (Jerusalem)
Following the short video presentations, we’ll break into small groups and continue the discussion about the role of Jesus’ ministry in our lives today.
Watch this promotional video to learn more about the program:
7:30 p.m. – Worship together
After our discussion, we’ll move into our sanctuary where we’ll worship together, using the Order of Worship for the Evening (BCP, p. 108). The Service includes prayers for light, lighting of candles, Psalmody, Scripture and Holy Unction.
Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, or Holy Unction as it is also known, reminds us that when we are in pain, either physical, emotional, or spiritual, Christ is present with us through the ministry of His Church. At the conclusion of the service, those wishing to do so, will be anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body.
All are invited
Please join us on this journey to feed our spirits this Lenten season!
You can purchase a copy of the book accompanying this series at Cokesbury.com. Purchasing the book is not required to participate in our Wednesday evening series.
Contact Janis Greenbaum for more information.