The Episcopal Church in Arkansas, Communiqué

The Episcopal Church in Arkansas, Communiqué

The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, Weekly Communique

Communiqué #485 March 1, 2012


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“A Journey to India” Lecture Series

Tuesdays, March 6–April 3, at St. Margaret’s, Little Rock

This free lecture series will be five consecutive Tuesdays, March 6–April 3. The first week will be an introductory session by the Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller; then there will be four weeks of reflections and photographs by the Rev. Susan Sims Smith about her four journeys to India. Classes will be 7–8:30 p.m., each Tuesday evening, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Little Rock.

“Up on Broadway” Art Show

March 9, 7–9 p.m., at St. Michael’s in Little Rock

This show will be a fundraiser to benefit the creation of Lucie’s Place, a shelter for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in central Arkansas. Regional artists will provide pieces for a silent auction. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple. Call 501-764-0237 or email Deacon Kay Morgan for tickets or more information.

Celtic Quiet Day

Saturday, March 10, at St. Luke’s, North Little Rock

From 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on March 10, the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, St. Luke’s will host a Celtic day of quiet. In the morning we will practice Centering Prayer, then have a quiet lunch of soup, bread, and dessert. In the afternoon, we will walk St. Luke’s outdoor labyrinth, and then conclude our quiet time together with a Celtic Eucharist. Throughout the day we will hear Celtic music in harp and voice. For more information, email Joanna Seibert.

A Top Ten Event

Music in Small Congregations Workshop

Saturday, March 17, at St. Luke’s, North Little Rock

Marilyn Keiser, nationally known teacher in music for small congregations, will lead a free workshop on Saturday, March 17, at St. Luke’s Church in North Little Rock, from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. The first session will focus on music in the small church, and the second session on playing service music in your church. Please email Adam Savacool or call 870-692-9517 before noon on Wednesday, March 14, to reserve your spot.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch for Women

March 17, at St. Michael’s, Little Rock

On Saturday, March 17, women of the Central Convocation of Episcopal Church will gather at 9:30 a.m. for a brunch. There will be food, mimosas, entertainment, and door prizes. The cost is $5. Please RSVP by email by March 10.

“Inner Mystic, Inner Wisdom” Retreat

Saturday, March 24, at All Saints’, Russellville

This one-day retreat, led by Bishop Larry Maze, will focus on the importance of making the inner journey and discovering our own inner mystic and inner wisdom. The retreat will take place March 24, from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Please register by March 19 on All Saints’ website or call 479-968-3622 to register or for more information.

Episcopal Cursillo Leaders Workshop

April 20–22, at Camp Mitchell

If you would like to become more involved in Cursillo, you are invited to this weekend of discussions, talks, worship and singing, eating and celebrating. The cost is $150, which will include housing, meals and materials. Registration forms are available online. Registration deadline is March 10. For more information, call Sue Hood at 501-922-4800, or B.J. Roy at 870-625-3985.

Centering Prayer Groups

St. Mark’s, Little Rock

Centering prayer is an ancient form of prayer in which one waits in stillness to listen to the voice of God in God’s first language—silence. Experience it for yourself by coming to any of three different Centering Prayer groups at St. Mark’s. The newest group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the church. There are two other Centering Prayer groups: one meets Mondays at 11 a.m.; the other, Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events
March 2–4 Junior High Winterstar
March 4 Bishop visits St. John’s, Harrison
March 11 Bishop visits St. Andrew’s, Roger
March 11 Canon visits St. Andrew’s, Mtn. Home
March 13 Fresh Start
March 13 Bishop visits Good Shepherd, Forrest City (7–9 p.m.)
March 24 Andrew Hybl, Transitional Diaconate Ordination, Trinity Cathedral, LR
March 25 Bishop visits St. Mark’s, Hope
March 25 Canon visits St. Stephen’s, Blytheville and Calvary, Osceola
March 27 Executive Council

View the full Diocesan Calendar.

If you have questions or would like to submit information about an event for publication in the Communiqué, email Beth Matthews in the bishop's office or call 501-372-2168.

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