Lent Journey: Reel Life
Watching, Listening, and Learning from Stories in Scripture and Now
In addition to our Sunday explorations of faith and Scripture, our annual Lenten journey includes mid-week opportunities of joining together to watch six movies. The themes of these movies will resonate with the themes explored each Sunday. A synopsis of the movies is in the Lenten brochure.
For those attending a movie, we invite you to gather in the chapel between 6:45 and 7:15 to greet one another, have a snack, and get ready. The movie which will begin at 7:15 sharp except on March 25th. Following each movie (1 ½ to 2 hours), there is an optional facilitated conversation.
Shrove Tuesday (Feb 13) 5:30 to 6:45 Pancake Supper
6:45 (7:15) The Movie: Arrival
Lent One – Sunday, Feb 18 Theme: Lent: An Arrival at Another Beginning
Text: Mark 1:12-13 – Jesus in Wilderness
Wednesday – February 21 6:45 (7:15) The Movie: Mama Africa (life of Miriam Makeba)
Lent Two – Sunday, Feb. 25 Theme: You Got Me Singing
Text: Mark 5:21-43 – Woman healed after 12 years of illness and the raising of a 12-year-old girl.
Thursday – March 1 6:45 (7:15) The Movie: Babette’s Feast (has English subtitles)
Lent Three – Sunday, March 4 Theme: Feasting on…well…on Surprises.
Text: Mark 2:15 to 28 – Jesus challenges feast traditions
Wednesday – March 7 6:45 (7:15) The Movie: 3 Generations
Lent Four – Sunday, March 11 Theme: Family: Hold Me, Rock Me
Text: Mark 3:20-21, 31-35 – The Family of Jesus
Tuesday, March 13 6:45 (7:15) The Movie: Tkaronto (Mohawk for Toronto)
Lent Five – Sunday, March 18 Theme: All My Relations
Texts: Listening for wisdom from the First Peoples of Canada.
Saturday – March 24 4:45 to 5:30 Potluck Supper
5:30 (5:45) The Movie: Inside Out
Palm/Passion Sunday, March 25 Theme: Feeling Those Inside Out Feelings
Text: Palm Parade and Passion Narrative.