Adult Formation - Lent 2020

Join us throughout this holy season as we walk in The Way of Love

Sunday Forum

This Lent, we will gather together in the Guild Rooms at 9:15am on Sunday mornings to study and discuss the Lord’s Prayer using a course of study called Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey. We will seek to engage with the language of the prayer and what it means, to explore the radical nature of the Lord's Prayer, and to develop new ways of hearing and participating in the prayer as it is used in our worship. Each week's Sunday Forum will involve a deep examination of one short phrase:

March 1—Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed Be Your Name

March 8—Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done, on Earth as in Heaven

March 15—Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

March 22—Forgive Us Our Sins as We Forgive Those Who Sin Against Us

March 29—Lead Us Not Into Temptation, but Deliver Us from Evil

April 5—For the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory Are Yours Now, and for Ever. Amen.

Participant guides will be available to help guide our conversations and deepen our reflections. We look forward to our shared time together, as we find in very familiar words a way of seeing God, the world, and ourselves 

One Cathedral, One Book

Please join us again this Lent for One Cathedral, One Book. For 5 weeks we will read and discuss Anthony Bloom’s Beginning to Pray (Paulist Press, 1970). From the publisher: "Beginning to Pray has established itself as a modern spiritual classic. Hailed both by Catholics and Protestants, it was written by an Orthodox Archbishop for people who had never prayed before and has been read and loved by persons at all levels of spiritual development."

We hope that this study will help participants to consider their prayer practices with intention and to enjoy fellowship with one another.

How does this work? Parishioners sign up to participate in a group hosted and facilitated by other members of the Cathedral – you can sign up on the bulletin boards outside the Great Hall. They meet at different times and places, so find what works best for your schedule and location. They meet starting the week of March 1 and running through the week of March 29, for about 90 minutes each week.

A limited number of books are available for $7 at the church, or find it at your favorite bookseller. The Formation Committee has also prepared a discussion guide, which is available in print at the church or in electronic format by request.

Wednesday Evening Eucharist & Soup Supper

Join us the Wednesdays of Lent for a spoken Eucharist in All Saints Chapel at 6pm, followed by a soup supper in the Great Hall. Beginning March 4, and continuing through  April 1.   

Sign up in the Great Hall to contribute to the meal. We are requesting 6 soups per evening, salads and bread. Two soups should be vegetarian or vegan. We need gluten free options as well. Come for Lenten worship and community fellowship. The soups are always excellent too!

Karen Byrne is the contact person for the soup, salad and bread scheduling. Call her at 509-535-3181, or email:

Stations of the Cross

Rev. Jake Andrews will be leading Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5:30pm in Lent, beginning February 28. If you are interested in taking part, enter through the Welcome Center.

Lent Madness

Explore the Anglican and Episcopal understanding of sainthood throughout Lent as Christians from many denominations participate in Lent Madness! 32 saints battle it out for the Golden Halo. You can participate each day by voting for your preferred saint, and trying to convince others of your perspective. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about some of the members of the great cloud of witnesses who have come before us. Look around St. John’s for the bracket, and learn more (sign up for e-mails, vote beginning February 27) at the Lent Madness website: