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

Week 3 Mental Healing with Dr. Mark Barron, Retired Federal Clinical Psychologist https://youtu.be/tzwvCCEQBvA

Week 4 Racial Healing with Dante Stewart https://youtu.be/7P88qA6OE9Q

Week 5 Environmental Healing with Ruth Mead https://youtu.be/O_H_KUPafeY

We will meet by Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7pm 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.