Lent at West Raleigh

The word lent comes from an old English word for springtime. It is a word that is associated with lengthening days, as the dark, dormant days of winter give way to new green growth. In many ways it seems as if we have been in a Lenten wilderness for a year, separated, questioning, holding fast to faith. As we enter this year’s Lenten season of self-examination and repentance, we also acknowledge the shadows of grief and the ways hope holds us. 

 

Ash WednesdayLENT 2

February 17 at 7PM

Davie Street, West Raleigh and Presbyterian Campus Ministry will share in worship via YouTube with Rev. Ashley-Anne Masters preaching and special music offered.  In a unique ritual of imposition to remember our humanity each participant is invited to bring a small portion of earthen soil or ground. Also choose a candle to have for the service.   

WATCH HERE 

 

Tuesday Lunch Series: The Wisdom Jesus

Tuesdays at Noon starting February 16

If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness rather than a purveyor of doctrine, inviting us to follow his path of self-emptying love. Cynthia Bourgeault's book The Wisdom Jesus provides a masterful guide to Jesus' vision and how we might respond to Paul's exhortation (Phil. 2:5) to put on the mind of Christ that is particularly apt during Lent.

If you are interested in attending, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jerry McMahon, class facilitator. Jerry will email a copy of the first chapter so participants have time to obtain their copy.

 

Theology on Tap: Jesus and the Disinherited

February 24, March 10 & March 24 at 7PM

You are invited to join West Raleigh Presbyterian Church and Dr. Dumas Harshaw for a converation about Howard Thurman's Jesus and the Disinherited. A free digital copy of the book can be found here thanks to the digital library of India.

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Prayer Walks

Beeloved Garden Labyrinth

Labyrinths are an ancient pattern for meditative prayer walks. Sarah Peters has constructed a beautiful labyrinth in the Beeloved Garden. Guides and prayers will be available. Come at any time for quiet, reflective prayer that engages body, mind and spirit.

Courtyard Prayer Walk    

During the 7 weeks of Lent each of the Courtyard doors will have a posted prayer. Come. Walk. Read. Pray. Sit. Think. Welcome to this safe outdoor space 

 

Online Devotionals

Tread Ligtly for Lent Calendar

Pittsburgh Seminary Daily Devotions

Stations of the Cross and the Earth

Choosing Presence: A Practice During Lent and Beyond

Group Spiritual Direction through Stillpoint

If you would like a hard copy Lenten devotional please contact Lori or Anna.