Thursday Evenings in Lent
March 30 and April 6
Join us for a potluck Soup and Salad Supper at 6 PM followed by a “Course for the Christian Journey” on Holy Eucharist. We will end the evening with sung Compline.
For the course on the Eucharist, we will be using a study guide entitled “Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey: The Eucharist.” The study guide describes the importance of Holy Eucharist to our faith and its particular relevance during the season of Lent: “The oldest religious ritual continuously observed in the world is Passover, when each year Jews commemorate their escape from slavery in Egypt. Like the Passover, the Eucharist is anchored in history and celebrated by Christians the world over as a memorial of Christ’s saving passion and resurrection. ‘Do this in remembrance of me,’ says Jesus, and for 2000 years Christians have faithfully obeyed his command. It is why the Eucharist stands at the heart of Christian worship. We do not know for certain whether or not the Last Supper Jesus held with his disciples on the night he was betrayed was a Passover meal, but it is likely.” This study will nourish our faith, feed our curiosity, and nurture conversation.
We will end our time together with a sung Compline – supported by members of the COHS choir. This beautiful, evocative service will settle our spirits and renew our strength for the journey of discipleship. Child care will be provided.