SPIRITUALITY RETURN AND REST: A LENTEN QUIET DAY
THE GIFT OF SABBATH
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved… Isaiah 30:15a
WOMEN'S LENTEN RETREAT: MARCH 29–31
Give yourself a day of quiet and prayer as you prepare your heart for Easter. The Rev. Buddy Crawford, senior associate rector at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, will lead the program. Buddy is a familiar face here at the Cathedral; after his ordination he served on staff as assistant for pastoral care. Lent is often focused on making penance, being sorrowful for failings, and confessing sins - what we think of as the work of repentance. However, the words in Hebrew “teshuvah” and Greek “metanoia” translated as repent literally mean “to turn” or “to return.” The parables in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures invite us to change directions in our hearts and minds. This “turning” is the first step that leads us back to fullness of life in God. The day will include time in silence and meditation, praying the scriptures, walking the labyrinth, and other creative activities. The Quiet Day will take place in the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Please register at cathedralATL. org/quietday or by contacting Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@ cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031.
“Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy” Exodus 20:8 Many of us long to slow down, rest, and set time apart for God, and yet we find it increasingly hard to observe the commandment, or to receive God’s gift, of sabbath. Join other women from the Cathedral this weekend, as we reflect on sabbath, learn from its wisdom, and, most important, simply keep sabbath together. In the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s Retreat Center in Sewanee, Tennessee, and in the sabbath spirit, there will be plenty of time to rest, play, enjoy the outdoors, and be in fellowship with God and one another. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Cathy Zappa, canon for education and worship, and Jeannie Mahood, program coordinator for spirituality. Costs for the weekend, which cover lodging and meals, are $282 (private) and $225 (shared/double). The deadline for registration and payment is February 25. Register online at cathedralATL.org/lentenretreat, or contact Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031, for further information. Space is limited so register soon!
OUTREACH HABITAT 2019 PROJECT KICK OFF DINNER Join our Habitat kick off dinner Sunday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gould Room to meet our build partners and our new homeowner. Our next Habitat home will be built on Saturdays from April 6 through June 8 (skipping Easter and Memorial Day weekends). We welcome past builders and new builders. If you have never built, come be part of this exciting ministry. No skills required, just your enthusiasm. We will give you the tools and training that you need to make a contribution. You can sign up beginning February 24 in the Atrium for the dinner, to build, or to join our lunch team. Contact John Champion, 404-3070817 or email@example.com for additional information. An online sign-up will be announced as we get closer to our start date.
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