Click here for our Holy Week and Easter Home Celebration packet.
Dear Members and Friends,
Based on government regulation, the church is now officially suspending all programs until further notice. Study Groups continue on-line; please scroll down the page for further information.
The priests will celebrate regularly, carrying the congregation and the world into each service, this on Sunday at 11am, Tuesday at 10:30am, Wednesday at 9am and Thursday at 10:30am (see below for Holy Week services including an important announcement).
To support your individual life of prayer during this time of crisis, you are welcome any time to the church. The doors to the church building and chapel will not be locked between 8am and 7pm.
Consultations and The Sacrament of Consultation are available with each priest by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to request. Communion at home is also available by request.
If any of you would like to discuss this or have any questions or concerns I am more than happy to talk with you; please call me at 647-524-8118.
The priests will celebrate during Holy Week and Easter Sunday, carrying the congregation and the world into each service, this on Palm Sunday at 11am, Monday through Saturday at 9am and Easter Sunday at 7:30am, 9am and 11am. This time before Easter we can consciously take up an intentional holding back of communion as part of our Passion-tide preparations.
To support your individual life of prayer during this time of crisis, you are welcome any time to the church. The doors to the church building and chapel will not be locked between 8am and 7pm. However, during Easter Services on Sunday, the priests will lock the doors at the beginning of each service, an action that is inspired by the gospel picture of the disciples being in the ‘upper room’ and they locked the doors….and then the Risen One stood in their midst
Please, dear friends, be encouraged to support the Act of Consecration at the scheduled time from a distance.
Light a candle at the time we begin.
Start with silence.
Hear the Word – read and contemplate the Gospel for the week (See Below).
Acknowledge the Divine – Read the Creed (this is included in our Holy Week and Easter Home Celebration packet: please click here).
Eu-Chariste – Take a moment to lift your soul in gratitude. Think of something for which you are truly grateful. Remember how Christ unites himself with the father in gratitude.
Connect in Prayer – Think of those you love, those in need, our congregation, the wider community, widening your sense of connection as large as you can, to all of humanity, to all those who have died. Then…
Pray – Pray the Lords Prayer, feeling how we may speak with Christ Jesus, “Our Father…”
End with silence.
Contemplating Matthias Grunewald’s Crucifixion from the Isenheim Altar
A Talk with Rev. Patrick Kennedy on Zoom (link will be sent out on Thursday)
Click here for our latest newsletter. All study groups have been moved online.
The Tuesday night Christology study group will continue via zoom at the link below.
Tuesday 7:30pm: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/291291314
The Wednesday Living with Christ study group will also continue via zoom at the link below.
Wednesday 10:30am (This coming week on Friday instead of Wednesday!): https://us04web.zoom.us/j/561205635
Announcing a new study group! Mondays at 10:30am, we will explore the Gospel portion that was read from the altar on Sundays. The Gospel readings throughout the year are an expression of the life of Christ Jesus, and our participation in the yearly cycle of the Christian Community festivals can be seen as an immersion, a baptism, in the Trinity. This study group will allow us to deepen our relationship to the Gospels. Jeana Lee, 3rd year Seminary student will lead this study via zoom at the link below.
Monday 10:30am: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/886796248
If you have questions about using zoom, please contact Jeana Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Children’s education program and adult Sunday School will be postponed indefinitely. Also, our refreshments after the service will be postponed until further notice. Wednesday night Aikido is postponed.
Mark your calendars!
Symphony in the Barn presents-
Holy Saturday Concert
St. John’s Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Saturday April 11 at 7pm
9:00 am Act of Consecration of Man Service each day (see the notes above)
Passiontide Children’s Festival
Palm Sunday, April 5 at 9:30 am
Children, remember to bring your bag of seeds from Michaelmas.
Holy Week Workshop
Monday – Thursday, April 7 – 9 After the Service each day (approximately at 10:00)
“The Words of Jesus Christ from the Cross in the Four Gospels”
With Revs. Patrick Kennedy, Jonah Evans and Susan Locey
Maundy Thursday 7:30 pm
“Hoping for Salvation” contemplating Matthias Grunewald’s Crucifixion from the Isenheim Altar
A talk with Rev. Patrick Kennedy
Good Friday, April 10, 10:15 am: Following the Service
“The Father God, Life in Death”
A talk with Rev. Jonah Evans
Contemplation of the Crucifixion: April 10, 3:00 pm
With Rev. Jonah Evans
Easter Sunday, April 12
8:00 am Easter Festival for Children including Easter Egg Hunt and Family Breakfast
10:30 am Sunday Service for Children
11:00 am The Act of Consecration of Man
The Anointed One, April 21, 22 and 23, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Exploring the secrets of loving, dying and Christ discipleship through the Sacrament of Anointing
A talk with Rev. Patrick Kennedy
Community Meeting: Sunday May 3rd at 1:00 pm
Reflections on the Mystery of Ascension-The Path to the Divine Ground of the World: Sunday May 24th after the service
Ascension: The Act of Consecration of Man, May 25th, 10:15 am
THREE DAY WHITSUN FESTIVAL
Whitsun Sunday, May 31
9:30 am Whitsun Festival for Children
10:30 am The Sunday Service for Children
11:00 am The Act of Consecration of Man
Whitsun Monday and Tuesday
June 1 and 2, 10:00 am: The Act of Consecration of Man
Whitsun Festival for Families
Sunday, June 4 at 9:30 am
All welcome! Don’t forget your paper doves.
St. John’s Day
Thursday, June 24, 10:30 am: The Act of Consecration of Man
– The following are postponed indefinitely –
Starting at 9:30 am
Sunday Service and Sunday School
New Sunday School for Parents and Adults!
Dear Parents; We are excited to announce the beginning of a Sunday School program with classes every Sunday for children from grade 1 through grade 8 AND Sunday School for Adults. With three resident priests (Jonah Evans, Patrick Kennedy and Susan) and seminary students in training, new possibilities open up to offer your children and your family even more ways to grow in and towards the One who is our helping guide through all the paths of life.
Each Sunday, grade 1 – 3 will be together (in the ….library) and have a program specially dedicated to their developmental age, awakening their wonder and awe before the revelation of God’s majesty in the world, in stories of the saints and in the gospel readings and parables that they hear in the service.
Grades 4-8 will have their own class as well (in the … community room?). In this age group we lead the children into the experience of the Divine at work in human history (From Abraham to Christ Jesus and the Gospels) and in human destiny (recent stories of human beings who live in deep connection with the spirit and in experience of Christ).
Confirmation Classes will also be starting soon!
Sunday School for Adults
But, perhaps the most important thing for our children is that we, their parents, care for our relationship with the Divine. Therefore, we are very excited to be able to offer classes each Sunday to the parents and adults who are there. Our goal will be to support you in many different ways in the themes of Knowing the Divine, Reverence in the Life of the Child, the Meaning of the Festivals, Seeking the Christ’s Presence, Prayer and Being on the Path of Christian Discipleship. Jonah Evans, Patrick Kennedy and others will offer these classes and it will involve presentations, conversations, personal reflection and more. There is no commitment needed to show up to each class; everyone is welcome to come when they can.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Patrick Kennedy and Jonah Evans
Confirmation Preparation for 8th Graders
For all children who are approximately 14 years old who would like to journey through our sacred rite of passage into young adulthood; you are most welcome to attend! Confirmation students will also be expected to attend the Sunday Service for Children at 10:30 am and work on their confirmation projects quietly during the adult’s service. For more information contact Rev. Evans.
Study Groups are on-line (see note at top of page).
Advent Fair Craft Group
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am to noon September to July.
Feel free to join us and learn whatever craft we are making. All are welcome!
Contact Beth Currie 905-737-2193 regarding new arrangements as the group will not meet together at the church as previously arranged.
A regular meeting for friends and members after the service
Next meeting: To be announced.
Living with Christ Study Group
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Meets on-line (except July and August).
We are studying the Gospel of John elucidating themes that deepen out relationship with Christ. All are welcome!
The Christology Study Group
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm (except July and August)
With Rev. Evans and Heidi Vukovich
“How Can Mankind Find the Christ Again”
by Rudolf Steiner
All are welcome!
Thursday Study Group
Thursday mornings 11:30 – 12:30. Scheduled to meet in April. All are welcome!
“Understanding Love” with Rev. Inken Contreras.
The Christian Community Choir
Scheduled Sundays, from 9:30-10:30am
For more information contact E. Chomko email@example.com
Rev. Evans Visiting Ottawa and Montreal
April 25-26, Sept 26 – 27
Rev. Evans Visiting Durham
May 24, Sept. 6
Rev. Inken Contreras Visiting Camp Hill
Revs. Evans, Kennedy and Locey will attend the English Speaking International Synod March 30 – April 3 in Hillsdale, NY
The Act of Consecration of Man, our communion service
Sunday at 11am (Except August)
Tuesday at 10:30 in the small chapel (Except July and August)
Wednesday at 9:00 am in the small chapel (Except July and August)
Thursday at 10:30 am in the small chapel (Except July and August)
Our Children’s Program
Religious Education – Scheduled Sundays from 9:30-11am (Except July & August)
Sunday Service for Children at 10:30am (Except July & August)
Contact Rev. Evans for more information
Child care is available during the adult service every Sunday! Except in July and August.
This summer ASK 2020 – a conference on our relationship with the living Christ in Atlanta!
As many of us are spending time thinking about the coming of Christmas, we may also be planning our gardens for spring planting, summer tending, and autumn harvest. I am contemplating our ASK 2020 conference in Atlanta, as “cultivating the garden of meaning”, which is the title of an article by Rev Carol Kelly, in Perspectives, a newsletter from the U.K. It struck me as pertinent, because one of her paragraphs says, “We need to gather together as adults for retreats and conferences, to be able to turn off the phone, to become quiet, to listen, to gather insights from one another and to pray. We do not take this seriously enough. Retreats are opportunities for deep community building, for deepening our understanding of the passion and resurrection of Christ, for learning one another’s biographies and strengthening our connection to one another. We have one direction in church, facing the altar. But we have another direction to cultivate in community life, looking toward one another and building Christ-community.”
Please consider joining us June 24-28, this summer, for just such a cultivation of fertile ground. Our website is ask2020atlanta.org. It isn’t completely finished, but you will find some interesting information about our plans and an opportunity to register.
With Love and Gratitude,
PO Box 2557
Loganville, GA 30052
706-540-5871 phone or text