Monthly Archives: March 2014

Holy Week and Easter services

Lenten and Easter greetings to all; Please join us for any or all of our Holy Week and Easter services this year! We are particularly excited about the newly-imagined Easter Vigil!

  • Palm Sunday Sunday, April 13, 10:30 am
  • Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 17th, 7 pm
  • Mediterranean Pot-Luck Meal and Stripping of the Altar
  • Good Friday Friday, April 18th, 10:30 am
  • Great Easter Vigil Saturday, April 19th, 8 pm
    8 pm Stillness (unstructured time for meditation, music, relaxation)
    9 pm Movie (“Chocolat”)
    11 pm Building the Great Fire and Gathering (think “campfire”!)
    11:30 pm The Great Fire and Easter Proclamation
    12 midnight Stillness
    1 am to 3 am The Word (readings and discussion)
    3 am to 6 am Stillness 6:30 am Easter Sunrise with Affirmation of Baptism
  • Pot-Luck Breakfast Sunday, April 20th, 8 am
    Bring what you like; it’s an Easter morning kitchen-party!
  • Easter Service Sunday, April 20th, 10:30 am
    The Celebration of New Life and the Resurrection

The Philosophical Thought of David Johnson

The Philosophical Thought of David Johnson
Adult Education – Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
(beginning March 12)

David Johnson, a long time and active member of St. Ansgar, has recently published two books that explore the development of human nature and the human mind. David challenges the as-sumption that our development was merely a biological evolution crediting cultural inventions and revolutions for shaping who we have become. From the liner notes of one book: “As he develops his original and distinctive argument about the development of humankind he takes readers on a journey that touches archaeology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, linguistics, and philosophy.”

David is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and York University, and is very excited about sharing his insights and explorations that have come from 49 years of teaching. Classes promise to be interesting, informative, and fun.

David’s first book, “How History Made the Mind,” can be purchased through Amazon at:

Lenten Stillness

Few of us have very little opportunity for stillness that doesn’t involve staring at a screen of some kind. Lent is a time for reflection and stillness. With this in mind, the St. Ansgar nave (or sanctuary) will be open twice a week throughout the season of Lent for this very purpose. There will be no liturgy, hymns, or readings. You are invited simply to gather for stillness, focusing on breathing, or sitting, or walking or what-ever it is you need to do to still your mind and your spirit.

Mondays (beginning March 10) – 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Wednesdays (beginning March 12) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.