During Lent we offer an additional weekly study opportunity. Recent topics have been a course entitled “Meeting God in Mark” in 2015, the Bible Study “Journeying with Luke” in 2016, in 2017 “The Seeds of Heaven: Reading the Gospel of Matthew,” in 2018 “Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John,” in 2019 a series of Lenten walks, and in 2020 “Lent in a bag: Studying Lent through symbols.” The group has usually met at the church on Friday after the weekly Stations of the Cross devotional service, most recently online!
2021 we are offering – via Zoom – a four part Lenten Course taking place on Fridays after Stations of the Cross. The topic is “Why Suffering?” This a question that has both drawn people closer to God and pushed people farther away. The Christian faith offers many responses, we will be working with and discussing four video presentations by the Dean of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, entitled:
- Origins: Friday February 26
- Suffering and the Bible: Friday March 12
- Suffering and Blessing: Friday March 19
- Coping with Suffering: Friday March 26
Stations of the Cross starts at 6.30 pm; the Lenten course at 7.15. You can join both or just dial in later using this link. (Meeting-ID: 947 5147 9242, Password: 628320)