Lent at Isaiah’s Table begins with an Ash Wednesday service on March 1st at 6:30 pm. Then each Saturday in Lent we will begin worship with a Lenten Candle Extinguishing Service. We will follow the lectionary and explore the core gospel stories of Lent. Each Wednesday evening for Spiritual Nurture we will discuss chapters from the book Flipped by Doug Pagitt. Doug will be visiting us in worship on May 20th when he’s a guest of the Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse. What an exciting opportunity! A total of 23 people from Isaiah’s Table are reading this book- lots of learning will be happening this Spring.
On Saturday, April 15, we will have a special service we call “A Journey Through Holy Week” where we highlight the key events of Jesus’ week before resurrection. We will celebrate Easter on Saturday April 22nd in worship and in the world, when we go out into the neighborhood on Earth Day doing a clean-up of litter that winter left behind. A fellowship luncheon will follow.
In some other good news, the Presbytery voted unanimously to give permission for Isaiah’s Table to perform the sacrament of baptism. Training for this will begin soon. What a gift it will be for our community to be able to meet this spiritual need when it comes forth!
In early April seven Isaiah’s Table leaders will travel to Boston to worship with Common Cathedral. They are a community of housed and unhoused folks who gather for worship on the Boston Common each Sunday. They also have programs, including a day center that we will visit before heading home on Monday.
The leadership looks forward to a contemplative retreat to be held at Vanderkamp in May. We will have BJ and Katrina Woodworth from The Open Door, a missional church community in Pittsburgh, come for that weekend to join us at the Table on Saturday morning and lead us on the retreat.
God continues to do new things through the community of Isaiah’s Table! Thanks be to God!