Monthly Archives: April 2012


Paying attention (otherwise known as contemplation)

In Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human, David Benner writes about learning to pay attention as an important spiritual practice. He writes, “This sort of attentive awareness is sometimes described as contemplation. Contemplation is an apprehension of existence that is wide awake and uncluttered by thought. … Brenner acknowledges that “this act of […]

Watching the fish

Part 3: What We Are About During Holy Week and the Three Days

Good Friday ~ April 6, 2012 ~ Service of Shadows                                    Good Friday worship at St. Stephen begins at 7:00 PM Our Good Friday “worship is marked not by excessive sorrow, as if we are pretending that Christ is still dead, but rather by solemn devotion.  For even on this second of the Three Days we […]


Part 2: What We Are About During Holy Week and the Three Days

Maundy Thursday ~ April 5, 2012                                      Maundy Thursday worship at St. Stephen begins at 7:00 PM  “On Maundy Thursday, the first of the Three Days, the church participates in one of the constants of human life: marking significant occasions with a meal.”  According to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and in Paul’s letters, “at the last supper […]