What’s Happening on the Cross: A Lenten Series
Meets Sundays | February 21 to March 21 | 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
How are we saved through Jesus’ work on the cross? Does Jesus take our punishment for sin? Does he pay a debt we owe to God? Is he ransoming us from bondage to Satan? Theories of atonement abound, but what do they mean, and which one is right? Join Fr. Casey for a reprisal of the class he taught last Lent, which was interrupted by the start of the pandemic, in which he explores how we are saved through Christ’s death and resurrection.
Lent and Easter in Community: A Small Group Series
Meets Wednesdays | February 16 to May 19 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
During this prolonged time of sickness and separation, all of us are craving opportunities to be with our church community. During the seasons of Lent and Easter, participants in this formation experience will be assigned into a small group, with which they will meet for twelve weeks. The first meeting will occur on Shrove Tuesday, via Zoom. Then, during the Wednesdays in Lent, we’ll dive deeply into the Sermon on the Mount through lectures, conversation, and prayer. In Holy Week, groups will meet for a Zoom Maundy Thursday meal and liturgy. And during Eastertide, we’ll shift our formation focus to the Psalms, and explore how that ancient songbook can continue to inform our faith today. If you’re hungry to grow your faith in relationship with others, this is definitely for you.
The Great Fifty Days: Eastertide Celebration
Meets Sundays | April 11 to May 2 | 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Just as our celebration of the Incarnation does not end on Christmas Day, so our celebration of the Resurrection continues in the weeks following Easter Day. In fact, Easter stretches all the way to the Day of Pentecost, a time known as The Great Fifty Days. The church’s liturgical and sacramental life reflects this longer celebration, but how may we come to personally engage in it in deeper ways? The Rev. Dr. Mark Stamm, Professor of Christian Worship at Perkins School of Theology, who regularly worships with us at Transfiguration, will lead an exploration of biblical and historical sources for Eastertide celebrations, along with classical liturgical insights that we will place in dialog with our contemporary context. Join us for the Easter Party!