Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-7 pm: Celebrate Shrove Tuesday at our annual Pancake Supper! Bring the whole clan for yummy pancakes, sausage and apple sauce - all prepared and served by our 7th grade Confirmation Class. Suggested donation: $5 kids, $8 adults & teens, $25 family. Proceeds benefit the Confirmation retreat.
Ash Wednesday Services - Please join us for Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 am in the Chapel, 11:00 am in the Church, or 7:30 p.m. in the Church. There will also be special Children's Ash Wednesday Services at 11:40am and 5:30pm (both in the Chapel).
Ashes to Go! – The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh is seeking everyone – lay people too! – to distribute ashes in their own communities. Ash Wednesday is important to many people, and offering ashes throughout the day is an act of grace and hospitality. You'll find there are lots of people who say they were worried about finding a way to receive ashes, or that they have obligations that hamper their ability to get to church that day. . Let's give the entire Pittsburgh region the gift of ashes: a reminder of how fragile we are, met with God's deep investment and love for all people.
If you are interested in distributing Ashes to Go on February 14th, please email [email protected] by Friday, February 9.
SAVE THE DATE FOR FISH FRIES! February 23, March 9 & March 23, 5pm - 7:30pm. We need helpers of all ages, too! Are you interested in volunteering on one or all of these dates? Contact Karen Viggiano (412-445-3260, or visit the donut table) if you'd like to make a dessert, or help in the front of the house, or John Sozansky ([email protected]) if you'd like to help in the kitchen.
Rite I on the First Sunday of Lent, Sunday, February 18 - Rite I used at the 6PM, 8AM and 10:45AM services that day. The Great Litany will also be chanted at the 10:45AM service. Rite I is the more "traditional" language in our prayer book. We are doing this to help us see and understand the breadth of our liturgical tradition, and also because some folks just love it.
Lenten Preaching Series: "Proclaiming Christ Not Only with our Lips but with our Lives" - 6pm Dinner, 7pm Holy Eucharist & Sermon
Tuesday, February 27
The Rev. Sara Irwin
Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, East Liberty
Tuesday, March 6
The Rev. Noah H. Evans
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Avenue, Oakmont
Lenten Organ Recital Series -February and March 2018, 12:30-1:00pm
On Lenten Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, February 21 through March 7, Organists Richard Konzen, Doug Starr and Nicholas Will, will give a short program of organ works for Lent. All are welcome to attend.
*Wednesday, February 21 at 12:30-1:00pm
Richard Konzen, St. John’s Episcopal
*Wednesday, February 28 at 12:30-1:00pm
Doug Starr, St. Paul’s Episcopal
*Wednesday, March 7 at 12:30- 1:00pm
Nicholas Will, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Free Will Offering
Adult Forum Series on Death and Dying - 9:45-10:30AM on Sundays in the UndercroftSunday 2/25 : Good Grief: Professor Leanna Fuller from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will lead us in a conversation about transition, loss, and grief. Whether you've lost a loved one recently, experienced a move, or just sent a child off to college - grief is a part of our lives, and in understanding it, we are able to accept it and move forward with grace and compassion. Professor Fuller will also be preaching at the 8:45 and 10:45 services.
Sunday 3/4 : Hospice Care: Speaker TBD. We will explore the different dimensions of End of Life care, including: when to call Hospice, what hospice care is available in this community, and what kind of care will you receive.
Sunday, 3/11: Talking to Children about Death and Dying: The Reverend Noah H. Evans and Kristen Morgan. Talking to children about death, dying and mortality can seem like an impossible task -whether is is talking about a death of a grandparent, a pet, a friend, parent or other loved ones. Having these conversations with children can also bring up our own questions about death and dying, and so sometimes we avoid them. Research and experience clearly shows that families that talk about death show greater resilience in the face of grief and loss. Join us for this session where we will explore the developmentally appropriate ways, and explore available resources, to talk with children and teens about death, dying and grief.
Sunday 3/18: A Christian Prepares for Death: The Reverend Noah H. Evans. Having conversations about our own death and burial now often helps us bring vitality to the way we are living our lives today. As we conclude out Lentan exploration of death, dying and mortality, in this forum we will discuss planning for your own end of life concerns and desires, including preplanning your funeral service and burial arrangements and making legacy gifts to your Church. There will be a booklet and other written materials shared provided. This session is for adults of all ages, this is a topic that one is never too young to think about. Please bring your questions and personal stories to share.
A labyrinth will be set available during Quiet Day. In addition, the labyrinth will be open in the Nursery School "Big Room" on the first floor from 5 - 6 pm on Saturday, February 24, and available after church Sunday, February 25 from 12 - 2:30. (Children will use the labyrinth during Sunday School.)
Being Mortal: Lent Book Discussion Series - Explore the questions that accompany aging, living and dying with dignity with a discussion of Atul Gawande's book Being Mortal. This is book explores themes of value to all faithful people - both for their own lives, and the lives of those they love and care for. Book can be purchased for $10 from the parish office, the Donut Table on Sundays or any online bookseller.
Wednesdays, February 21 & 28, March 7, 14 & 21
Dinner at 6:30PM, Book Discussion at 7:00PM
led by the Reverends Noah Evans and Garrett Yates
Sundays, February 25, March 4, 11, 18 & 25
led by Eileen Sharbaugh and Jane Adams
Fridays, February 16 & 23, March 2, 9 & 16
led by Erin Morey and Kristen Morgan.
Lenten Learning Day 2018 Saturday, March 3 St. James, Penn Hills Bishop Dorsey McConnell has expressed the mission of the Church in three words: Our special guest for the day will be the Reverend Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement, a publishing ministry of The Episcopal Church. This is a free event, open to all clergy and laypeople. Lunch is provided, and child care will be available. (Please indicate child care needs when registering.) Check-in and refreshments will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m., Morning Prayer will start at 9 a.m. The day will end with Holy Eucharist led by Bishop McConnell at 3:30 p.m. Register today at www.episcopalpgh.org/lent2018 What does this mean for ourselves and for our parishes? What does it look like? And how do we do it? LOVE. TEACH. HEAL. Join us as Bishop McConnell and others unpack the meaning of the mission.