Ash Wednesday is the first of forty days of Lent, a time of self-reflection leading up to the resurrection of Jesus and all of creation. On Ash Wednesday, the sign of the cross is made on our foreheads with ashes to remind us that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. All are invited to share in this ritual.
Traces of the Trade: Parish-Wide Lunch and Learn
Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m.
In the multiple award-winning documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on racial divisions. Want to know more about the film? Go to www.tracesofthetrade.org.
With the help of the Episcopal Health Foundation, part of our wider Episcopal Diocese of Texas family, St. Alban’s will have lunch and a screening of this film followed by facilitated discussion. Daine and Constance Perry, an interracial married team who share this documentary in Episcopal communities and more, will introduce the film and also facilitate the discussion after we watch this documentary.
For food planning purposes, please RSVP if you plan to attend to Parish Life Administrator Lisa Perez firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 a.m. Friday morning, February 28. Episcopal Health Foundation will be providing boxed lunches from Jason's Deli; vegetarian options will be available. All who attend are sure to be more empowered and equipped to honor our baptismal vow to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”