Calendar

 

Feb
26
Wed
Christian Meditation
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Following the Christian Meditation tradition of contemplative prayer, we gather to sit in silence and stillness for twenty minutes, focusing on a prayer word and repeating it interiorly and faithfully, as we enter the prayer of Jesus Christ. We also listen to a recording by teachers in this tradition (eg. John Main, Laurence Freeman), and reflect together briefly on this practice of prayer and our understanding of it. This time together provides an oasis of calm and concentration in a busy life of distraction and rapid mobility.

Ash Wednesday worship
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With Imposition of Ashes — a ritual to ground us in our humanity — and Holy Communion to remind us that God in Christ Jesus walks with us on our earthly and sometimes painful journey through life and death.

 

Mar
1
Sun
Sunday Worship
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Holy Communion is celebrated at every Sunday worship service.

City of Refuge Church
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mar
2
Mon
Lectionary (Bible) study
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Focus text for Monday, March 2, 2020:

Romans 4:1-5 in preparation for the Second Sunday in Lent (Year A), March 8, 2020.

A lectionary-based study of the bible focuses on one of the prescribed scriptures for the following Sunday, according to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). We follow a format called ‘lectio divina’ which is a holy, prayerful reading, and re-reading of the text.

Mar
4
Wed
Christian Meditation
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Following the Christian Meditation tradition of contemplative prayer, we gather to sit in silence and stillness for twenty minutes, focusing on a prayer word and repeating it interiorly and faithfully, as we enter the prayer of Jesus Christ. We also listen to a recording by teachers in this tradition (eg. John Main, Laurence Freeman), and reflect together briefly on this practice of prayer and our understanding of it. This time together provides an oasis of calm and concentration in a busy life of distraction and rapid mobility.

Lent mid-week book study
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

We gather from Julian of Norwich Anglican Church and Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church to study together Canadian author Michael Frost’s book entitled, “Surprise the World: Five Habits of Highly  Missional People.”

Week 1 March 4 — at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church (Rossland at Merivale Rd)

Week 2 March 11 — at Faith Lutheran Church (43 Meadowlands Drive West)

Week 3 March 18 — at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church (Rossland at Merivale Rd)

Week 4 March 25 — at Faith Lutheran Church (43 Meadowlands Drive West)

Week 5 April 1 — at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church (Rossland at Merivale Rd)

In each session, we will consider in order one of Frost’s five missional habits (BELLS): Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, Sent. We will watch the short, corresponding video clip and, consider the questions for discussion in the relevant chapter.

You are invited to attend, even for just one session or a combination thereof.

 

Mar
7
Sat
Carlington Chaplaincy Workshop
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Engage speakers, break-out groups and one-on-one conversations about the mission and purpose of the Carlington Community Chaplaincy at their annual workshop event, this year at Faith Lutheran. Visit www.carlingtonchaplaincy.com for more info.

Mar
8
Sun
Sunday Worship
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Holy Communion is celebrated at every Sunday worship service.

City of Refuge Church
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm