Current Announcements

Choir rehearsals for Easter will begin Sunday, Feb 18 at noon in the Sanctuary, and will continue weekly through Easter Sunday.  Singers of all levels are welcome.

Lent and Holy Week Worship

February 18th – First Sunday of Lent
Holy Temptation (Mark 1.12-15)

February 25th – Second Sunday of Lent
Holy Light (Mark 9.2-10)

March 4th – Third Sunday of Lent
Holy Purification (John 2.13-25)

March 11th– Fourth Sunday of Lent
Holy Consent (John 3.14-21)

March 18th – Fifth Sunday of Lent
Holy Transformation (John 12.20-33)

March 25th – Palm Sunday
Holy Hope (John 12.12-16)

March 29th – Maundy Thursday 
Holy Surrender (John 13.1-15)
7:30pm Taize Service

March 30th – Good Friday 
Holy Suffering (John 18.1-9.42)
Noon Worship

March 31st – Holy Saturday 
Holy Silence 
8:30am-12:30pm Centering Prayer Retreat

April 1st – Easter Sunday 
Holy Life (Mark 16.1-7)
7:00am Sunrise Service
10:00am Easter Worship

Five Choices: Living A More Conscious Life in this New Year

CCH Sunday Morning 10:00am Sermon Series with Peter Haas   January 14 – March 11, 2018 

The new year often brings new intentions, new opportunities and sometimes new challenges.  With that in mind, please join us starting January 14th as we explore five spiritual principles that can help us live a more consciously chosen life – as individuals, families, and as a spiritual community.

January 14: Five Choices Discovering Desire

January 21: Five Choices – Setting Aims

January 28: Five Choices – Anticipating Resistance

February 4: Five Choices – Navigating Confusion

February 11:Five Choices – Ending Completely

Centering Prayer Upcoming Events

 

One-Day Centering Prayer Retreat – February 17th 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost is $15.  This year we are asking that you pre-register for the One-Day retreats.  It really helps the staff with planning.  It’s a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share.

Two-Day Commuter Centering Prayer Retreat – Sun. Feb. 18th & Mon. Feb. 19th
Cost is $100.  Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673.  You can combine this retreat with the One-Day retreat on Saturday for a Three-Day retreat experience. 

Introduction to Centering Prayer Course – Saturday, March 10th 8:30am-3:15pm

Cost is $75.  Please pre-register in the office or call 512.347.9673.  The class will meet on Saturday, and then for (6) consecutive Monday evenings at 7:30-9:00pm.  This is a 7-week course in forming a Centering Prayer practice.

2018 Centering Prayer calendar

Select this 2018 CP Retreat Brochure for a pdf file or see the church calendar

 

“United in Prayer Day” is Saturday, March 17, 2018 at The Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The day of Centering Prayer in community begins at 9 am and concludes by 3 pm. Additional information is available at www.heartoftexas-co.org 

NEW – Weekly Formation Opportunities with Peter, 2018

Scriptorium: Exploring the Bible through the Lenses of The Work of Inner Christianity and The Wisdom of the Contemplative Dimension – Saturday Mornings, Noon – 12:50pm

In the spirit of the Emmaus Road “burning heart” encounter, this gathering is an ongoing, weekly formation experience, and is open to everyone. Drop-in’s welcome. We will ponder the upcoming weekly liturgical and lectionary readings, and from time to time, explore other key selections from the Bible, in the manner of Maurice Nicoll’s The New Man. No prerequisites or prior biblical knowledge required – just a willingness to listen, share, learn and grow.  Participants will be introduced to foundational tools and resources for personal study, all with a view to deepening Knowledge and Being.

 

 

Infusion: Exploring the Life-Giving Influences of Christian Mystics and Contemplatives – Wednesday evenings, 7:15pm – 8:25pm January 10th – May 23rd, 2018 in CCH Sanctuary  

The Infusion gathering is open to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christianity’s mystical and contemplative streams. We will explore key themes in the Christian Mystical and Contemplative Traditions (such as: love, spiritual practices, purity of heart, contemplation, spiritual gifts, dealing with temptations, the Beatific Vision, and the Unitive state, etc.), and key contemplative mystics and contemplatives (such as: St. Augustine, St. John of the Cross, Thomas Merton, and Bernadette Roberts, etc.). No prerequisites or prior study required; just a willingness to listen, share, learn and grow. Participants will be introduced to foundational tools and resources within the tradition for further personal study, all with a view to deepening Knowledge and Being. Drop-in’s welcome.

 

 

 

Spiritual Counseling

Spiritual counseling is offered and encouraged for the church community. Appointment times are available weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Contact the church office at 512.347.9673 to schedule.

Feb
21
Wed
Contemplative Lunch
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Soup, salad and bread monastery style with silence for the first half hour while a reading on Centering Prayer is done, then fellowship until we return to our day jobs!

Midweek Contemplative Service
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Midweek Contemplative Service includes a period of Centering Prayer, daily liturgy, homily and Eucharist.

Feb
22
Thu
Centering Prayer Service
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Morning Centering Prayer
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Feb
23
Fri
Centering Prayer Service
Feb 23 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Morning Centering Prayer
Feb 23 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Devotional Service
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

On Friday evenings the Tenth Man School offers a devotional service consisting of:
30 minutes Centering Prayer, New Testament Liturgy w/ Lectio Divina, Community Prayers, Eucharist, Chant, & Compline. All in the community are welcome to join in the devotional service as presented. Arrival by 7:25pm is helpful. Shoes are taken off before entering into the worship area. We sit forward in the rows. Service begins with an opening prayer at 7:30pm. Service concludes by 8:45pm. Let’s join in worship as we begin the weekend.

Feb
24
Sat
Centering Prayer Service
Feb 24 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Feb
25
Sun
Centering Prayer Service
Feb 25 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Lectio Divina
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

One period of Centering Prayer followed by a Liturgical reading done 4 times, Lectio Divina style

Worship Service
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
YES Program
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Youth Education Service: Journey to Adulthood (J2A) youth program for 6-12th grade and a children’s program (Godly Play) for pre-school – 5th grade. There is also infant and toddler supervision. YES runs concurrent with adult Worship Service

Fellowship
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
26
Mon
Centering Prayer Service
Feb 26 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Morning Centering Prayer
Feb 26 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Feb
27
Tue
Centering Prayer Service
Feb 27 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Morning Centering Prayer
Feb 27 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Feb
28
Wed
Centering Prayer Service
Feb 28 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Morning Centering Prayer
Feb 28 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Contemplative Lunch
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Soup, salad and bread monastery style with silence for the first half hour while a reading on Centering Prayer is done, then fellowship until we return to our day jobs!

Midweek Contemplative Service
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Midweek Contemplative Service includes a period of Centering Prayer, daily liturgy, homily and Eucharist.

Mar
1
Thu
Centering Prayer Service
Mar 1 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Morning Centering Prayer
Mar 1 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Mar
2
Fri
Centering Prayer Service
Mar 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Morning Centering Prayer
Mar 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:35 am

Please join us every Monday through Friday from7-7:35am to begin each weekday grounded in silent communion with God…in community…in Theosis Chapel.

Devotional Service
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

On Friday evenings the Tenth Man School offers a devotional service consisting of:
30 minutes Centering Prayer, New Testament Liturgy w/ Lectio Divina, Community Prayers, Eucharist, Chant, & Compline. All in the community are welcome to join in the devotional service as presented. Arrival by 7:25pm is helpful. Shoes are taken off before entering into the worship area. We sit forward in the rows. Service begins with an opening prayer at 7:30pm. Service concludes by 8:45pm. Let’s join in worship as we begin the weekend.

Mar
3
Sat
Centering Prayer Service
Mar 3 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Mar
4
Sun
Caritas Food Bank Collection
Mar 4 all-day
Centering Prayer Service
Mar 4 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Lectio Divina
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

One period of Centering Prayer followed by a Liturgical reading done 4 times, Lectio Divina style