ANN PATON RETURNS
The Rev. Dr. Ann Paton unpacks the Scripture lessons for us this Sunday at Incarnation Church. Looking ahead, we’re also pleased that Mother Ann will be our preacher for two feast days: Easter (April 16) and Trinity Sunday (June 11).
Our Principal Guest Preacher is back this Sunday (3/26/17).
ALSO THIS SUNDAY … In addition to Mother Ann’s commentary, mezzo-soprano and choral scholar Emma Youngblood is back from CMU’s spring break. We’ll hear her, keyboardist Igor Kraevsky, and Incarnation Voices in Edward Bairstow’s “The King of love my Shepherd is,” restating the day’s appointed psalm.
Holy Eucharist, Sunday afternoons at 3:30. The Union Hall, the upper room over Bar Marco in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. 2216 Penn Avenue / 15222
Here’s a small project for us which can make a lot of people happy. Catholic Charities is in need of greeting cards.
What’s needed are specifically and only:
- Happy Birthday
- Thank You
- Get Well Soon
- blank cards
Deacon Peg Bowman will have a box in the back where we can leave cards this Sunday and next.
The Book Club next discusses Prayer by Hans Urs von Balthasar. This philosophical Swiss theologian requires more concentration than does, say, a Grisham thrilled. But the payoff is huge.
Written in 1967, the book’s focus is less on petition- less about anything we might say- and more about contemplative prayer. As we find in such practices as lectio divina and the method of St. Clare of Assisi, Balthasar instructs readers to “gaze” upon God.
Order your copy of one of the English translations of the book. It’s not many pages. Nevertheless, give yourself time to work through it, mark it up, and reflect on what is may mean to your practice and priorities.
Thanks to Lindsay Angelo for organizing the series and to Jeff Hyams for hosting the next gathering.
Tuesday evening, April 18, at 7:00. 3570 Beechwood Boulevard on the border between Squirrel Hill and Greenfield.
“Love is the matter and goal of contemplation. So, from the outset, it should be directly aimed for and practiced.”
-Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer