Each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness–body, mind, and spirit–like a glass vessel fractured into pieces. In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, racial, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken.
St. John will be using these resources by Worship Design Studio to develop our worship and study experiences this Lenten season. Each week we will feature an interview with a community member on that week’s health focus.
Week 1 Physical Healing with Dr. Nesbit Dasher full interview https://youtu.be/uE9CPskolug
Week 2 Community Healing with Gary Dennis, Executive Director of Jessye Norman School of the Arts https://youtu.be/2ix4PSWJhgU
We will meet by Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7pm beginning February 23 to discuss the previous Sunday’s worship service and the Reflection Pages. This Lenten devotional booklet is printed for you to pick up or you may download it here.
We will also safely meet outdoors for an activity relating to our series each week, weather permitting. Please let Nichole know your interest in the study or activity or both!
Next Sunday March 7th, we focus on mental healing. Join us Sunday afternoon anytime between 3pm and 5pm for a walk around our lake property or specifically at our labyrinth at the lake (set up at the pavilion point). Nancy Clements will lead an optional, short introductory talk at 3pm and again at 4pm. This article gives a brief introduction as well. https://www.myamericannurse.com/walking-the-labyrinth-an-exercise-in-self-healing-2/