Lent, Holy Week & Easter Schedule for Special Events and Services

LENT  ASH WEDNESDAY – March 1 6:30 am Holy Eucharist & Confession – Ashes available 5:00 pm Holy Eucharist – Ashes available 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist (including incense) – Ashes available 24-7 LENTEN PRAYER VIGIL From 9 pm on Ash Wednesday through 7 a.m. on the first Sunday in Lent. Sign up for time slots https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/a9c372 WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES – March 5-April 2 Sunday  7:45 am Holy Eucharist 9:00 am Holy Eucharist with Worship Music 11:00 am Holy Eucharist with Organ and Choir of CTR Wednesday  6:30 am Holy Eucharist & Confession Friday  12:00 pm Stations of the Cross SERVICE OF COMPLINE  Sundays – March 5, 12, 19 and April 2 at 7:00 pm A contemplative end-of-day service THIRD SATURDAY HEALING SERVICE   Saturday, March 18 at 5:00 pm CHORAL EVENSONG  Sunday, March 26 at 5:00 pm The Choir of Christ the Redeemer will sing the classic Anglican service of Evening Prayer with music by Richard Ayleward, Grayston Ives, and Arvo Pärt. Offer your prayers to God by candlelight and with glorious music. Child care will be provided. A reception will follow. ———————————————————————————————————– HOLY WEEK & EASTER PALM SUNDAY  – April 9  7:45 am Holy Eucharist 7:45 am–11 am Palm Sunday Brunch 9:00 am Holy Eucharist 11:00 am Holy Eucharist HOLY MONDAY – April 10 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist Rite 1 HOLY TUESDAY – April 11 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist Rite 1 HOLY WEDNESDAY – April 12 6:30 am Holy Eucharist & Confession 7:30 pm Tenebrae Service MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 13 4:00 pm Children’s Last Supper Celebration 5:00 pm Agapé Meal 7:30 pm Solemn Eucharist with the Washing of Feet,...

Lent

By Deacon Adam Salter Gosnell To talk about Lent, I need to talk about seminary. My undergraduate was about skipping home to talk to Rebecca about some idea I had learned today, and how it’d changed how I thought about the world. But at seminary, my intellectual overhauls would happen behind the scenes, at church or in my personal reading or smoking pipes with friends. And as they happened, seminary became more and more an alien land. (As an aside, it’s hard to explain how much those friends kept me afloat. I’d sometimes leave class thinking, “Today, I sat in the back of the class, silent through discussion on a subject I care deeply about, because I didn’t know how to contribute without calling the whole discussion radically into question.” I’d go find friends and tell them I felt crazy and alone. They’d tell me that, if I was crazy, they were crazy too. And at least that meant we weren’t alone.) All the same, seminary was right for me. But I don’t mean just that I discovered Anglicanism (which, for me, is shorthand for patristic, sacramental Christianity, with its beauty, history, and physicality), or that Joseph was born (joy of my life that he is), or that I discovered contemplative prayer (a hundred blessings on Bob Craig, my spiritual director). For me, seminary was about me, in the best way. It wasn’t about class as much as quiet. As I would tell it to Fr. Tim later, it was almost as if, from that first moment I walked onto campus, God turned down the volume on everything outside....

World Mission Sunday 2017 & CTR Missions

This first appeared as a letter sent out 2/17/2017 to the CTR e-Lectio mailing list. If you’d like to join the mailing list you can sign-up on the bottom of our website home page, www.ctrnorthshore.org.   Since returning from New Zealand your Director of Outreach has been wonderfully busy. For the last fifteen years it has been my joy to serve on the Board of Uganda Christian University (UCU) Partners, a US agency that supports UCU with prayer, team visits and funds. The Board met at Epiphany Anglican Church in Herndon, VA  Feb. 2-4. More on a great new development in the mission of the university in the sermon this Sunday. Tomorrow I will leave to chair the semiannual meeting of the US Trustees of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF) at Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, NC Feb.15-17. ARDF is the mission arm of the Anglican Church in America (ACNA) and was formed in 2005 four years before ACNA was formed in 2009. I hope you think as I do that this shows that concern for the outreach of church with the gospel in word and deed was in our body of Christ DNA from the beginning. Archbishop Foley Beach is actively involved in all our meetings as the President of ARDF. This is the first year that Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church is observing World Mission Sunday. Archbishop Foley Beach and our Bishop Bill Murdoch have urged all churches of the Anglican Church in America and in our diocese to do so. In preparation for this Sunday the sermon Sunday will highlight two of CTR’s missions...

Healing Wounds of Heart and Mind

by Fran Craig I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. … For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.  (Romans 7:15,18b) We all want to be perfect parents, perfect sons or daughters, perfect siblings, perfect friends.   We want to do what is right, but something prevents us.  We lose our tempers, we get defensive, we shut down, we just can’t do it. Often one of the things that prevents us from doing what we know we should is an unresolved issue from our past that we just can’t seem to get over.  Something happens in the present that brings up all those old feelings from long ago and we find ourselves reacting in the same old unhelpful, even destructive ways we always have.  Sometimes these issues are rooted in our early family life. After the Healing Conference here at Christ the Redeemer last fall with the Isaiah 40 Team, the Healing Prayer Ministry carefully reviewed the comments left by the attendees.  We quickly realized many of us have been deeply wounded by disfunctionality in the families in which we grew up.  Even in loving families, the woundedness of our parents or guardians can be passed on.  And, unfortunately, these wounds affect us and our relationships with others and with God himself even today. But there is good news.  Our God is a God of healing.  He cares deeply for us in our woundedness and wants to make us and our families whole. We are...

Winter Women’s Brunch 2017

A great time was had at the Winter Women’s Brunch last Saturday, January 28. A wonderful (and large!) group of women of all ages gathered in the Parish Hall to hear two very different, personal accounts of God at work. An audio recording of their presentations is available here: Winter Women’s Brunch 2017 Look out for the next Women’s Brunch in the spring!...