Contemplative Service with Communion and Ashes in the Chapel
Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus… he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!” Jesus didn’t hesitate. He reached down and grabbed his hand. Then he said, “Faint-heart, what got into you?” Matthew 14: 22-33
“Sometimes… you need to step away from the security of your boat onto the stormy sea of your own awakening to discover that a sinking stone is a far firmer foundation than you ever have imagined.” We embark on a series of worship that will invite us to explore all the places where we find ourselves—not just the seemingly stable and blessed places, but the ones that feel like utter failure, tenuous and difficult. These are the places where Jesus says, “Do not be afraid, it’s me calling you out here to find the depths of your very soul.”
Special Lenten Sermon Series
Have you failed recently? Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place among your peers, or society at large? Based on themes explored in Eric Elne’s book, Gifts of the Dark Wood, our Lenten sermon series this year explores the proposition that our best help on life’s journey often comes from the most unlikely and misunderstood of places: a place known famously, or infamously, as the Dark Wood.