Applications are now open for the Marsden Scholarship. These scholarships are inended to help students who desmonstrate promise of academic excellence attend top-rated colleges and universities which might otherwise be too costly. Typically, two scholarships of $7,500 are awarded, and are renewable for each year of undergraduate study. Application deadline: March 29.
Lenten Studies at the Cathedral
Lent will bring two new opportunities to explore the faith journey, one on Sunday mornings and one on Wednesday evenings.
On Sundays the theme will be Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John, and will meet 9:15am-10:15am, a time tucked conveniently between the 8am and 10:30am services.
The material for this series is a small book, furnished to participants without cost, that was created by the Society of St. John the Evangelist and the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary.
The beauty of this is that it is a rather simple daily exercise of reading and reflecting on a single verse of the gospel and then jotting notes and thoughts in the book, which is also a journal. There are also daily videos available online: meetingjesusinjohn.org Many throughout the Diocese and in the wider Episcopal Church will share in this as well.
On Sundays, there will be an opportunity for all who are participating to gather for additional conversation. It is also possible to use this simple journaling exercise without the Sunday group, but it would be a much richer experience with the conversation with others.
Books (and there are enough for anyone interested) will be available before Lent begins.
The Wednesday series is based on the theme Everyday Holiness, and will look at simple spiritual practice in the midst of everyday life.
These Wednesday evening gatherings offer a celebration of the Eucharist in the Cathedral at 5:30pm, followed by a soup supper in the Great Hall at 6:15pm. The program begins at 7pm.
Here are the dates and topics:
- Feb. 21: What is Holiness? / Dr. Joy Milos CSJ, Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
- Feb. 28: The Practice of Hospitality / The Rev. Canon Kristi Philip, Interim Vicar
- March 7: Savoring God: God in the Midst of the Ordinary / Kathy Finley, Teacher, Author and Spiritual Director
- March 14: The Rhythm of Prayer / The Rt. Rev. Gretchen Rehberg, Bishop of Spokane
- March 21: The Practice of Sabbath / Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University; and Rabbi to the Jewish Community of the Palouse
As always we will offer the Eucharist and a soup, salad and bread supper prior to these presentations. The schedule is:
- 5:30pm -- Eucharist
- 6:15pm -- Soup Supper
- 7pm-8pm -- Program
- Childcare provided upon request