The Dean’s Hour Matinee is a time for Dean Barkley Thompson, other parish leaders, and guest speakers to address matters of faith, church life, and community. Events are currently held at 2 p.m. most Sunday afternoons. Please see the schedule below for upcoming sessions and register to attend virtually.
Dean's Hour Easter Series: Therefore let us keep the feast!
Practicing hospitality, hope and joy in the season of Easter.
Easter is meant to be one great season of rejoicing, fifty days of feasting on the good news made known to us on Easter morning. While many of us are familiar with practices associated with the season of Lent and the concept of fasting, we are less schooled in the art of feasting. In this three-part series, Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister will examine what it means to “keep the feast.” Together, we will consider the disciplines of hospitality, hope and joy and how each of these can shape our community and our lives for the better.
• Therefore let us Keep the Feast: Hospitality, with Canon Vicar Pfister, April 11, 2 p.m.
• Therefore let us Keep the Feast: Hope, with Canon Vicar Pfister, April 18, 2 p.m.
• Therefore let us Keep the Feast: Joy, with Canon Vicar Pfister, April 25, 2 p.m.
C.S. Lewis' The Four Loves
It is said that the Inuit people of Alaska have fifty words to describe snow. Snow is so ubiquitous in their lives, that they recognize it is greatly varied, and they need numerous terms to account for its diversity. The English language has only one word for love, and yet, love is at least as diverse as snow. We say, "I love my car," "I love sunsets," "I love my spouse," and "I love God." Surely, we mean different sentiments each time, but the paucity of our language restricts our description. C.S. Lewis' classic text The Four Loves utilizes four Greek terms for love — storge, philia, eros, and agape — to explore in depth the many ways human beings understand love. Participants will explore The Four Loves in this four-session series, as we learn to differentiate all the ways love blesses our lives. On the Sunday afternoons of May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23, join the Dean's Hour at 2 p.m. for a one-hour Zoom meeting on The Four Loves.
• C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves I, May 2, 2 p.m.
• C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves II, May 9, 2 p.m.
• C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves III, May 16, 2 p.m.
• C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves IV, May 23, 2 p.m.