The Good Friday Stations of the Cross for kids and families is back at Lincoln Park this year. Come join us Friday, April 14th, from 10 am-1:30 pm.
The event is a self-guided, self-paced journey through the story of Good Friday.
Each family will receive an empty bag with a story guide and a list of objects to be collected at the 15 stations. Your children can take these story bags home and use them to re-tell the Good Friday story. Families can spend as much or as little time at each station depending on the needs and ages of your children.
When: Good Friday, April 14th, from 10:00am-1:30pm
Where: Lincoln Park (Eastside) Washington, DC
Hosted by Church of the Resurrection
Refreshments will be provided and picnicking is welcomed. In case of severe weather the alternate location is the RezHouse 811 N. Carolina Ave. SE.
A fascinating fact: President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The statue of Lincoln in Lincoln park was unveiled on April 14, 1876, the 11th anniversary of his death. Frederick Douglas was the keynote speaker at this event with 25,000 people in attendance.
Come experience His Story and history with us. Please feel free to invite friends and spread the word.
We could also really use some volunteers to help for an hour or so on Friday, the 14th, with set-up and clean-up. Sign up here if you are able to help for a bit!
Contact Lissy for more information.
For Christians everywhere, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the “bright sadness” of Lent. The Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann originally described the paradox of Lent in this way, capturing well these two very different emotions that we experience throughout the Christian life–and especially during the days of preparation before Easter. On the one hand, because it’s a penitential season, we’re acutely aware of the mess that we have made of our own lives as well as the brokenness of our world. On the other hand, in the midst of the darkness, we experience God’s brightness all the more clearly. Anglican pastor Arthur Bennett captured this paradox in a prayer called The Valley of Vision: “Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter your stars shine; Let me find your light in my darkness…” Through the bright sadness of this season, may God grant us deep and lasting renewal, so that we might shine like stars–the light of the world, for the life of the world.
Join us in observing Lent this year. It’s not too late to participate and make the most of this season. Here are some resources for making the most of the Lenten season:
The Good of Giving Up. Aaron Damiani is the Rector of Immanuel Anglican in Chicago, and formerly on the pastoral staff at Church of the Resurrection. He is the author of a great new book on Lent called The Good of Giving Up. Bishop Steve Breedlove reviewed Aaron’s book here.
Lenten Meditation. Here’s a terrific meditation on Lent from acclaimed theologian Peter Leithart, who will be at Resurrection during the first weekend in May.
Why do we gather? Who are these people, and why should I love them? What happens spiritually when we gather together on Sundays?
Join us to reflect on these questions together as we rest and grow in communion with the Lord and his people.
Registration will close on Wednesday, April 5 and all payments are due by Sunday, April 9. Registrations cancelled by the retreat participant must be paid in full if cancelled after Wednesday, April 12.
We have scholarships available! If you need financial assistance to attend, please do not hesitate to reach out to Hrvoje.
Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!!!
Church of the Resurrection’s annual Lessons & Carols service will be held on December 18, 2016 at 5pm at Christ Our Shepherd Church. It is one of the highlights of the season together as we sing familiar carols and listen to readings of God’s promises and the story of Jesus’ birth and is a great opportunity to bring friends and family. Nursery care will be provided.
Church of the Resurrection will be holding two Christmas Eve services this year. At 5pm on Christmas Eve we will have a family friendly Evening Prayer service. There will not be communion at this service.
We will also have a candlelit Midnight Christmas Eucharistic Service which will begin at 11pm and end shortly after midnight.
There will not be childcare at either service, but the nursery will be open for use by parents.