FEBRUARY 22, 2023
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE TONIGHT
Tonight at 7 p.m., we begin the season of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service. In preparation, we ask ourselves: Is this the fast that I choose? As we begin our Lenten worship series, we must examine if our actions match what we profess. As we practice seeking this Lent, what kind of fast will you choose? How will you live your faith? How will you live the questions of your faith?
This service includes the imposition of ashes.
THE WORSHIP SERIES
Our theme for our Lenten worship series from A Sanctified Art is Seeking: Honest Questions for Deeper Faith. As we explore the stories of Jesus encouraging people who are seeking, each person is hoping for a new beginning, a different life, a deeper faith. Like the characters in these stories, especially after the turbulence of the past few years, we are also seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, balance. We are seeking our calling and how to live as disciples of Christ. Throughout the season of Lent, we invite you to stay curious, open and nimble as you continually ask yourself: what am I seeking? What is God seeking?
Also, view the Lenten Devotional, beginnig with Ash Wednesday, from A Sanctified Art at this link. Physical copies of A Sanctified Art’s Lenten Devotional are available at the back of the sanctuary.
To see a complete Lenten and Holy Week schedule, visit our dedicated web page here.
LENTEN STUDY AND SUPPER
Our Wednesday night Lenten study will start March 1 and is based on the book “Meeting Jesus at the Table: A Lenten Study” written by our local Presbyterian ministerial colleagues, Cynthia M. Campbell and Christine Coy Fohr. You can order your book here or call the church office at 502-245-5818 to reserve a copy.
We begin at 5:30 with dinner in the Fellowship Hall. Read the chapter one and prepare to discuss!
The Chancel Choir of Anchorage Presbyterian will join the St. Luke's Choir to sing the beautiful Anglican service of Evensong on Sunday, February 26, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage, KY. Clergy from both churches will lead the service. This is one of many services between APC and our covenant partner, St. Luke’s.
Evensong is comprised of portions of evening prayer and compline, and is mostly sung by the choir. This service will include canticles by Stanford, responses by Shepherd and anthems by Stainer and Hurd.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a concert performed by Rafi Shah-Bozeman, violin and voice, accompanied on the organ and piano by Dr. Robert L Bozeman. Their selections will include music by Bach, Reger, Turina and conclude with several folk songs.
Follow our concert page for new details and music.
Be sure to see our Evensong event page on Facebook and share with your friends and let us know you're coming.
A congregational meeting is called for Sunday, March 5 after the 11 a.m. service for the purpose of approving the pastors terms of call and endorsing the 2023 budget.
BONES FOR LIFE CLASSES START FEBRUARY 28
Announcing a five-week movement class led by Robert Bozmean.
Do you have painful movement?
Have you been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis?
Do you simply want to move better to live more actively?
Bones for Life will address all of these and MORE!
BFL was created by Feldenkrais teacher, Ruthy Alon. Even as a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method, she noticed in her 60s she was having more difficulty in moving and was having changes in her bone density, resulting in osteopenia.
She created Movement Intelligence, and as part of MI the Bones for Life program, to assist her and others on a healthier approach to the second half of life. Ruthy did extensive research into bone health, what nourishes the different parts of bone, and how movement supports healthy bones and an active life.
In class, students are guided by a trained teacher of Bones for Life, who instructs participants in gentle and safe movements. From sitting to standing to walking, students explore within a range of ease, dynamic movements that increase awareness and mobility. These are seemingly simple movements that anyone can do, and movements we all do every day. But through the lens of Bones for Life, we explore the connection of the body to gravity and how to find potent ways to connect into the movements so that our bodies remain strong as long as possible.
Who can attend? Anyone. We've had runners, yoga teachers, clients using a walker and in a wheelchair. BFL works for everyone.
What do I wear? Clothes comfortable for movement
Is it hard? Not at all! If you can sit, stand and walk, you can excel in this class!
What do I bring? Mostly an open mind and willingness to let go of painful movements. We do ask you bring a small towel or scarf, 36 inches or so, to use as part of the movement. The instructor will have some extra also.
When are the classes? Tuesday, 10 a.m., February 28 and March 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Where? Anchorage Presbyterian Church, 11403 Park Road
How much is the class? $24 per class or $97 for the five-class series.
Where do I sign up? www.movementbyrobert.com/bones-for-life-spring-2023. Walk-ins accepted on the first day.
What if I don't like it? No one has had this problem thus far...but if you are not satisfied, just pay for the first class and we'll wish you well on your way. And you'll be walking really great, so we think you'll return!
What if I can't make it or miss a class? You can pop in to any of the 5 classes and learn. There is a sequence to the classes, but each can be taken alone without issue.
What if I have more questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. A team member will reply in 24-48 hours.
Who is the instructor? Robert L. Bozeman is a Certified Bones for Life Teacher, a Trainer in Trainings with Movement Intelligence, and a Certified Mind Body Studies Practitioner, based on the life's work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Robert has taught movement for over two decades, and has been involved in the work of Feldenkrais for the last 14 years. His specialty is assisting clients in preventing injuries through a greater understanding of the body, and to aid those in pain and discomfort in finding relief and sinding movement joy for life.
Read more about him and his work at www.movementbyrobert.com.
LUNCH AND LEARN - PLACE YOUR LUNCH ORDER
We look forward to you joining us for or a lunch and learn on Thursday, March 9, at noon in the Fellowship Hall led by Rev. Dr John Burgess, friend of Joe Small. RSVP by Sunday, March 5 and place your lunch order by clicking the link below.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has important religious dimensions that the popular media do not always note. This presentation will help participants better understand the ways in which Christian beliefs have contributed to the conflict but are also essential resources for establishing a just peace.
John Burgess is professor of systematic theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has had three sabbatical years in Russia and has lectured in Ukraine. His commentary on religious and theological aspects of the Russian-Ukraine war have appeared in major media outlets, including the Associated Press, Religious News Service, and The Christian Century. He is the author of Holy Rus’: The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia (Yale University Press, 2017).
Eastern Area Community Ministries invites you to its 2023 spring fundraiser.
EACM Spring Fling: An Evening of Festive Generosity
Saturday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.
Founders Union, University of Louisville Shelby Campus
Individual Tickets - $75
Table of 8 - $525 (must be paid in a single transaction)
Find more information here.
FREE CPR TRAINING AT ANCHORAGE CITY HALL
This Saturday, February 25, beginning at 9 a.m., you can take part in hands-only CPR/AED training taught by the American Heart Association at Anchorage City Hall. It's free, takes 30 minutes, and it can save a life.
Go to this link. Then click on the blue calendar block that says "CPR/AED Training" and follow the directions in the pop-up box.
YOGA AT APC
We invite you to join us for yoga on the next two Fridays - February 24 at 9:30 a.m. and March 3, at 9:30 a.m. Ann Walthall, certified yoga trainer, leads Vinyasa Yoga classes for all skill levels. Everyone is welcome regardless of your experience with yoga. Bring your yoga mat and a towel or blanket; other props are provided.