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The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown
The Church of the Open Door: Knowing that all community is a gift of God, we affirm there can be no exclusiveness about the body of Christ. We welcome into our community and membership all people of God regardless of ethnic heritage, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or socioeconomic standing; and we encourage the full participation of all in the life of our congregation.
Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30am
LENT begins this Wednesday, February 14, 2018. All are invited to gather at 6:45 p.m. for a supper of soup and bread. At 7:30 we will participate in an Ash Wednesday worship service to include readings and prayers, imposition of ashes and the sacrament of communion, surrounded by beautiful, meditative music from the Taize community in France.
Next Sunday, February 18, the Sunday morning Adult Study Group, which meets in the church library at 9:00 am begins a study of the book Prayers of the Cosmos by Neil Douglas-Klotz, facilitated by Rachel Thompson. Here is her description of the study series:
We repeat the Lord’s Prayer every Sunday in church but how often do we think about what we’re saying? Are the words of this prayer, which is central to our tradition, so familiar we don’t hear them anymore? Everyone is invited to attend our Lenten series, beginning February 18 as we take a fresh look at this ancient prayer of Jesus, and use it as a basis for our Lenten spirituality.
The text we’re using is a small book called Prayers of the Cosmos. In it, Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz traces each word of the Lord’s Prayer back to its roots in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. In doing so, the he expands the meaning of each word and phrase quite profoundly and makes it even more relevant to contemporary Christians.
Each session will be reflective and experiential and will include some meditation. There will be discussion, writing and reflection on the meaning of Lent in our lives and encouragement to take on some new spiritual practice for this six-week period. Please join us!
Lenten Study Group - Sunday mornings at 9 am - February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18 and 25
10 Academy St.
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Cold Spring, NY 10516