St. Paul’s conviction that we are “rooted and grounded in God’s love” suggests that there is a larger space, a deeper union, and a greater joy that we can experience as we entrust ourselves to “the breadth, length, height, and depth,” of God’s expansive Love. With this conviction, EDOW’s Diocesan Retreat Committee is offering a weekend Fall Silent Retreat at the Claggett Center in Adamstown, MD, from 3 pm on Friday, October 20 to 1 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
A silent retreat allows us to slow down, quiet the mind, breathe deeply and pay attention to the wonders around us. October is an especially wonderful time at Claggett to experience the raw beauty of harvested fields and cool temperatures, the porches with rocking chairs and the outdoor labyrinth with vistas of South Mountain State Park, and the colorful fall foliage surrounding the lovely environs.
Our retreat director, The Rev. Carole Crumley, is the retired senior program director of Shalem Institute and former canon educator and founder of the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage at Washington National Cathedral. A sought-after retreat and conference leader, Carole continues to teach and lead pilgrimages to sacred sites in Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. Carole is a lover of storytelling, moveable feasts, and country music.
The Claggett Center is fully accessible. Online Registration is open now and ends on October 10, 2023. For more information and to register, click on this link: https://learn.edow.org/library/rooted-and-grounded-in-love-a-silent-retreat-201904/511199/about/
The Tending Our Soil Class of 2023 kicks off with a festive Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 at St. Luke’s, DC, with the Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg, Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation at The Episcopal Church, preaching, and Bishop Mariann presiding. All are welcome to attend!
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Washington National Cathedral is delighted to welcome back acolytes from across the diocese and the country to celebrate this vital ministry of service and faith. The day begins with as acolytes, servers, clergy and vergers join in the longest and most colorful procession imaginable—the Grandest of Processions–as we prepare to gather around Christ’s table for a festival Holy Eucharist.
Following the service, participants are invited to spend the afternoon exploring the Cathedral and joining a variety of workshops. Perfect your thurible techniques, create a liturgical streamer, take a look at Cathedral treasures, and hear from Cathedral clergy about their own years of acolyte service.
Lunch will be available for purchase or you are welcome to bring your own. The festival is a time-honored tradition for many congregations, and we are eager for your return this fall as we also welcome those making their first pilgrimage to the Cathedral.
Join the Rev. Billy Kluttz and church musician Abby Madden for a demonstration of Common Threads: An Intergenerational Worship Series, now available as an on-demand course through the School for Christian Faith and Leadership. This hands-on workshop will introduce stations worship, paperless music and liturgy, and accessible worship design. It will also show how music, storytelling, and the arts fit together in this age-friendly worship series. Attend for a rare opportunity to learn directly from the creators of Common Threads!
The Choir of St. John’s Norwood will offer a service of Choral Evensong on the first Sunday in Lent, February 26, at 5:00 pm.
Join us in person at 6701 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, or online at www.YouTube.com/StJohnsNorwood.