Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect in winter quarter!
REGULAR EPIC MEETINGS, Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. We have seven of these in winter quarter. Details on specific topics are available in the week-by-week calendar section below.
– Meet in Viking Union, room 462A
– Open with prayer and some silence
– Share briefly what our week has been like
– Discussion topic of the week
– Save time at the end for closing prayer service (Compline, etc.)
JOURNEY begins January 6. Is God calling you to be baptized, confirmed, or received as an Episcopalian? Do you want a small group in which to deepen your faith outside of Sunday mornings? This is your process. Journey includes the following dates:
– Church on Sundays
– Most Wednesday evenings, January 6 – May 12, including Ash Wednesday, February 10
– Holy Week, March 20-26; please note that it falls during Spring Break; baptisms at the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday night, March 26
– Saturday, April 23: Cathedral Day in Seattle, for confirmations, receptions, reaffirmations
Sunday, January 10: Regular EPIC meeting. We finish reading Luke’s Gospel (chapters 17-24) with an eye towards the roles of women. This can expand into a larger discussion of women in the Bible in general.
Sunday, January 17: MLK weekend. Regular EPIC meeting. We address questions of equality and social justice in the Bible, and a Christian response to racism.
Wednesday, January 20: St. Paul’s Annual Meeting with dinner at 6:00 at St. Paul’s. Our own Kaylee McElroy will will do a brief presentation on behalf of EPIC.
Sunday, January 24: Taizé at 5:00 at St. Paul’s, followed by dinner at the home of Marsha and Rob Vollkommer
Sunday, January 31: Regular EPIC meeting. Watch two Brené Brown videos, followed by a discussion of shame and vulnerability. How do we overcome shame? How might vulnerability be the key to meaningful human relationships? What might these topics have to do with the Christian ideal of being citizens of the Kingdom of God?
Sunday, February 7: Super Bowl Sunday! Regular EPIC meeting. The Rev. Jay Rozendaal, professor of opera at WWU, joins us for a discussion of Fasting and Feasting.
Tuesday, February 9: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Paul’s, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10: Ash Wednesday service, 7:00 p.m. We begin the season of Lent.
Sunday, February 14: Valentine’s Day/ Presidents’ Day weekend. Regular EPIC meeting: Towards a new Christian sexual ethic. If Episcopalians are more “inclusive” about sexuality than many other Christian groups, what does that mean? Should we advocate specific moral positions on sexual issues? If so, what are they?
Sunday, February 21: Regular EPIC meeting. Neal Tognazzini, professor of philosophy at WWU, joins us for a discussion of Divine Attributes. What is God really like? How can we know?
February 24 or 25: National Collegiate Day of Prayer (TBD)
Sunday, February 28: Taizé at 5:00 at St. Paul’s, followed by dinner at the home of John Hoyte and Luci Shaw
March 4-6: EPIC Winter Retreat at St. Paul’s, including a workshop on Centering Prayer
Sunday, March 6: No regular EPIC meeting.
March 7-10: Dead Week
Sunday, March 13: Regular EPIC meeting. Bio-theology: How do we reconcile what we know from biology and other sciences with what we read in the Bible?
March 14-17: Exams
March 18-28: SPRING BREAK
Sunday, March 20: Palm Sunday/ Spring Break. No regular EPIC meeting.
March 24-26: The Holy Triduum, culminating in the Great Vigil of Easter
Sunday, March 27: The Day of Easter/Spring Break
April 1-3: PROVINCE VIII Campus Ministry Event in San Francisco. Meet members of other Episcopal campus ministries and learn from them.