Lenten Weekend - The Power of Storytelling

St. George's, Fredericksburg
via Zoom

St. George’s Episcopal Church will host Brothers Luke Ditewig and Lucas Hall of the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) for their Lenten Weekend program, “The Power of Storytelling.” The event will feature virtual offerings via Zoom on February 27 and 28. The Lenten Weekend is an annual event at St. George’s as we enter into Lent, a forty-day season of spiritual renewal preceding Easter. Register by visiting: www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net/2021lent.

St. George’s invites the community to explore the power of storytelling to heal, unpack our identities, and nurture our faith featuring interactive sessions facilitated by Brothers Luke and Lucas. On Saturday, the Brothers will lead us in retreat and conversation as we reflect on stories from scripture and our personal lives. On Sunday, the Brothers will offer the homily at the 9 a.m. service (broadcast via YouTube Live) and lead an adult forum conversation via Zoom at 10 am. A panel discussion on Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m. will be facilitated by Rector Rev. Joe Hensley, and include the Brothers, local historian John Hennessy, Malanna Henderson, playwright, historical fiction writer and member of St. George’s, and Rev. Oshin Jennings of No Barriers Zen. Panelists will examine St. George’s story in the context of our community, both historically, currently and with an eye towards the future.

The Society of St. John the Evangelist, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a community of men in The Episcopal Church. Brothers focus on praying their whole lives and teaching others to pray. Brothers offer a variety of spiritual formation resources online as well as livestreamed worship. They also preach and lead retreats for seminaries, diocesan gatherings and parishes.

You are welcome at St. George’s, a historic Episcopal Church in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. No matter who you are, whom you love, or where you’ve been, there’s a place for you here. St. George’s offers services with diverse music and styles of worship based in sacred story and traditions. We have hearts for service and advocate for justice and peace in our local and global communities. We work to help the entire family of God thrive by giving of our time, talent, and treasure. We invite you to visit with us online. For more information, visit StGeorgesEpiscopal.net.