When we gather around the new fire that begins our Easter Vigil service it is a proclamation that marks the shift from all that we have experienced through Lent and Holy Week to what is yet to come – both liturgically and in our own journey of faith. For some, there has been an intentional time of study and preparation – Catechesis – when questions about faith, going more deeply into what it means to be a Christian and an Anglican and how to be pilgrims along the way are explored. If you feel a gentle (or not so gentle) nudge to take the wonderings and questions and sense that there is something more and do something about it, being a candidate as part of Catechesis may be the place to delve into all of that.
Each Wednesday in Lent, the candidates, their sponsors and other leaders gather from 6 to 8 PM for worship, a pot-luck meal, and an interactive time of study and time to get to know one another. It can lead to baptism, confirmation, reception into the Anglican communion, or reaffirmation of baptismal vows at the Easter Vigil. We are delighted that our area bishop, The Rt Rev’d Kevin Robertson, will be with us that night.
If this is intriguing to you we hope you’ll prayerfully consider enrolling. And, if you have been part of Catechesis in the past and would like to be a sponsor, please say yes to the invitation to be part of this time. It is an awesome trip to take! For more information and to sign up, please contact Craig Spielmacher and Richard Van Delft.