The First Sunday of Lent

An invitation to retreat


As we enter the Season of Lent, I am delighted to invite you to our upcoming Lenten retreat that will take place on Saturday, March 4 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to take a step back from the busyness of the world and focus on our prayerful journey towards a deeper relationship with God.

Our retreat will be led by Rev'd. Sr. Miriam Elizabeth of the Order of Saint Helena, a renowned spiritual guide and a priest in the Episcopal Church. She will be helping us to explore the blessings of prayer and the life of spirituality in a meaningful and reflective way.

During this Lenten retreat, we will be given the space and time to reflect on our own lives, and to consider our relationship with God. This retreat will be a time to be quiet, to rest, to talk to the clergy and to find peace in God's presence.

As we know, Lent is a time of self-examination and repentance. Through prayer and reflection, we can better understand ourselves and our relationship with God. This Lenten retreat will provide us with an opportunity to grow deeper in our faith, and to emerge from the season of Lent refreshed and renewed.

I hope you will join us for this special time of reflection, prayer, and fellowship. May this Lenten retreat help us to distance ourselves from the world and grow into a deeper relationship with God.

Yours in Christ,


More details on the leader of the retreat and other information can be found on Realm here, where you can also sign up to join us.

Learn more about what the retreat will look like from Sister Miriam Elizabeth in her own words in the video below:

The 9:00 a.m. service premieres on YouTube at 8:45 a.m. and remains available afterwards. If you are worshiping virtually, you may follow along with the service bulletin. See the Church Calendar below for the complete Sunday schedule.

Preaching on Sunday February 26: The Rev'd. Matthew Dumont-Machowski

Above are our next few Lenten activities, you can download the full Lent, Holy Week and Easter schedule here.

Interested in running or walking with fellow TFC members? There's a church-sponsored running/walking group for you! Adults of all ages and abilities are welcome. Current 5Ks planned for this spring are on March 25, April 29 and May 6. Email Danielle Rampton: for more details and to get added to the group.

You are invited to join the Racial Justice Ministry for a congregational visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture slated for Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis with priority to TFC members, to get your tickets, sign up via the SignUp Genius.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 40,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution, you can learn more about the museum here.

Please email event organizer Jan Cornelius: if you have any questions.

Sunday, February 26, Children's Chapel and Nursery at both services.

Check out what we'll be learning this Sunday below.

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Praying for each other and the needs of the world is a powerful way to love our neighbors as ourselves! This week's Prayer list.

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