Welcome back for spring quarter! We have missed you all.
Here’s what we have planned for the next couple months. Details are subject to change. Please join us.
ProvGat at UC Davis, March 31 – April 2
ProvGat is an annual gathering of Episcopal campus ministries from the Western states. This year it is taking place at UC Davis in Davis, California. Representing EPIC this year are Meredith Bee, Emily Browning, Ruthie Ewald, Becky Gregg, Emilie Han, Richard Hill, Kaylee McElroy, Anna Ortung, and Tommy Tubbs.
Because this represents most of the core group, EPIC will not meet on Sunday evening, April 2 … unless the rest of you guys decide to do something without us, which is certainly fine!
Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday; Holy Week Begins
EPIC meets in VU 462B this quarter — the other half of the divided room where we have usually met in the past. On April 9 we’ll meet at our usual time, 6:30-8:30, to discuss and prepare for Holy Week, the Super Bowl of the Christian year.
Thursday, April 13: Maundy Thursday at St. Paul’s
The service begins at 7:00 p.m. Come prepared to have your feet washed, and to wash others’ feet. This service also features the Stripping of the Altar.
April 13-14: Watch of Prayer
If you like, you can sign up for an hour of the all-night Watch of Prayer, when we respond to Jesus’ question, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?”
Friday, April 14: Good Friday at St. Paul’s
The service begins at 7:00 p.m. Come prepared to pray at the foot of the Cross.
Saturday, April 15: The Great Vigil of Easter at St. Paul’s
The service begins at 8:00 p.m. Come to celebrate with us as we light the new Paschal flame, hear the stories of our faith, proclaim Christ’s Resurrection, and baptize new Christians.
Sunday, April 16: The Day of Easter
Services will be held at 7:45, 9:00, and 10:30 a.m. However, if you were with us at the Vigil, feel free to sleep in. We will not hold a regular EPIC meeting that night.
Sunday, April 23: Taize Prayer and Dinner
Our monthly tradition is to attend Taize Prayer at St. Paul’s at 5:00 p.m. At 6:15, Lindsay and Joe Reid will host us for dinner at their house. Stay tuned for details. This routine takes the place of our regular meeting.
Sundays, April 30; May 7, 14, 21
Leviticus: Ancient Laws and Current Events
If you’ve ever tried to read the Bible straight through, you probably quit part way through the third book, Leviticus. And we often hear of Christians using Leviticus to justify hateful behavior. So what’s the deal with Leviticus? What was its value to ancient Israel, and what is its value for Christians today? Together we’ll read the book out loud in four weeks. (It’s really not that long!) We’ll talk about what’s actually there and try to set it in context. Hopefully, we’ll all come away feeling more informed and less afraid of an ancient text that really is a masterpiece.
Saturday, May 6: Oyster Dome Hike (details TBD)
May 26-28: Retreat? Stay tuned.
June 4: Pentecost/Graduation Party
June 5-9: Finals Week