Weekly Prayer – week 2

We will gather again this week for prayer on Zoom at 9pm eastern/ 6pm pacific. If you’ve already registered, you can join directly at this link: Evening Prayer. If you would like to register for the upcoming service, you can register here: Registration. 

At our first service, we had about a dozen people from places throughout the U.S. You can view the text from that service (and from future services) here. 

Though we regret that we won’t be gathering this year, we are glad that we can stay connected in this small way. If you can’t join us but have a prayer concern you’d like us to be aware of, you can email info@ekklesiaproject.org or leave a comment anonymously on this Google form. If you are interested in helping to plan or lead upcoming evening prayer services, you can contact us at the address above.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6

Weekly Prayer

Beginning on Thursday 6/11 we will be offering weekly prayer on Zoom for those who can join us. This will begin at 9 PM EDT and we will offer recordings of the prayers when they become available. A link to the text of the prayer service will be added to this page when we have finalized it.

On 6/11 we will be together particularly to lament over our losses and suffering– from sickness, from economic shutdown, from entrenched systems of racial injustice and specific harm to bodies and relationships that steal beloved members of our family from us.

All prayer, at its heart, is about our embracing for ourselves what God is giving to us, our share in God’s life. When we pray, we aim to see and desire and speak at one in the Trinity, receiving and giving back in love. Lament is a kind of prayer. In lament, we bring our grief and anger to God, crying out for God to act. Jesus does this himself, so we stand with him and with our forebears in the faith, crying out for the coming of God’s kingdom.

Please register for this time together: EP Evening Prayer. Though the registration link shows all the dates planned, we understand that you may not be attending every week. 

Love for Lent

 

 

Our friends at Church of the Sojourners are sharing a devotional for Lent. 

“During Lent, when we remember Christ’s death, let’s not forget that the Roman Empire executed Jesus as a political threat. As we face into an election year in the U.S., we need to recall the political witness of Jesus, whose central teaching is, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” 

Read more about this series here. 

Regional Gatherings

Update on Regional Gatherings: this year we will have one regional gathering, at Johnson City, taking place on November 10. The deadline for registration was October 15.  Hopefully this event will lead to others in the future. Thank you for your interest. 

 

If there is sufficient interest, we have plans in place to continue the conversation on beauty (and to invite new friends into it) in three locations this fall: Indianapolis, Eugene, and Western NC/Eastern TN. These will be one-day events held on a Saturday.

If you are interested in attending one, please email the contact person listed below. The date for the Indianapolis Gathering is set for November 10; the other two are still pending. The contact person will have more information about the shape and content of these smaller, regional Gatherings that we hope might become more common in the Ekklesia Project.

Indianapolis: Chris Smith, Englewood Christian Church. englewoodreview@gmail.com

Eugene: Suzie Logan, Church of the Servant King. suzie@wipfandstock.com

NC/TN: Jim McCoy, Hopwood Christian Church/Milligan College. jimmccoy317@gmail.com