March's Liturgical Hike

So sorry to be a bit late it getting this posted for our March 1st hike this Sunday, I've been fighting a bad cold that has me operating at less than my normal semi-efficient self.

As we did in February, we will meet in the St. Bede's parking lot at 10:00am and proceed from there to our hike.  Although it has been unseasonably warm recently, it is still "winter" and so where we hike will be subject to weather conditions Sunday morning so please plan to meet at St. Bede's and check the weather forecast for the day so you won't be surprised.  With the weather we've been having lately dressing in layers is very important and please bring plenty of water and a snack.  

Finally, as we began last month, if you plan to attend would you send me a quick e-mail letting me know that to (You can actually just click right there, I mean left) It helps a bit with planning.  Thanks!



P.S.  For those of you who will be participating in the Lenten Bible Study using The Green Bible, I'll be sending out information about that shortly.

Green Bible Study in Lent


After a couple of false starts we're ready to begin a green bible study.  We will meet weekly on Tuesdays during Lent from 5:30pm-7:30pm at St. Bede's, beginning March 3rd and ending March 31st.  Once Lent is over we can decide if and how we'd like to continue beyond Lent.

The focus of this bible study will be environmental in nature using a new edition of the NRSV titled The Green Bible, which is published by HarperOne.  There's more information about this edition at   It is pretty widely available now and I also know that Rickie Sherrill of Good Books has copies.

I do not anticipate that you would necessarily need to be at all sessions in order to keep up with what we are doing, although I certainly hope you will be.  There will be some reading in between sessions and I hope to have some online resources available as well.

For space planning purposes it would be very helpful if you could RSVP by replying to this message so I'll know how many to expect.  It is also possible that we may meet "off campus" once or twice, if it works out.

I'll be back in touch soon to let you know what to read for the first session.



February's Hike: Reflections

What a beautiful winter day it was on February 1st!  We hiked the Dale Ball Trail - North and found the trail in good condition (with a couple of icy spots), the sun bright, the temperatures agreeable and the views and companionship superb.  It was a wonderful day to worship in the wilderness!

Barring really nasty weather we will hike again on Sunday March 1st, which will be the first Sunday of Lent.  I am also still planning on beginning a green Bible study in the near future and will let you know as things develop on that front.

Blessings and I look forward to seeing you all on the trail,