an emerging, missional Christian community in the Scranton, PA area:
rooted in the Episcopal Church, welcoming all.

Monday, March 06, 2006

A Little Taste

We thought it might be a good idea to give some of you, our precious anonymous readers (don't be shy, say hello in the comments!), a taste of what we like to do together as a community during our small Friday evening worship.

Friday night marked our first evening celebrating the season of Lent together. This is the time in the calendar of the church when many are making an effort to slow down, reflect, sacrifice, and repent. These 40 days leading up to Easter reflect the 40 days Christ spent in the desert fasting and being tempted after his baptism. In fact, this story was in this week's Gospel lesson from the first chapter of Mark. To pause and reflect on this time in the life of Jesus, we watched a film clip compiled by Mark Fletcher featuring the song "Sulpherman" by the Doves. The video collects Si Smith's pen and ink illustrations titled "40."

To check out Si's individual illustrations frame-by-frame, look here at the mayBe community's website. To watch or download the Quicktime video (8MB), get it here from Mark Fletcher's blog.

If you are in the Scranton area and as you read more about our little community, let us know what you think. Feel free to leave comments here, or contact us by e-mail through our profiles. If you are interested in exploring our unique sense of community, mission, and worship, we'd love to invite you to an evening of conversation and worship at Scott and Demery's home. Very soon we will be having a time for worship out in the community to give people more of a taste of what we're doing; we'll also be sponsoring some emerging church cafe conversations, all in the next month or two. Keep checking in here as well as at the Scranton Emergent Cohort blog that has just begun for more information.

Peace to you,

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