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Happening This Week


Home-Cooked Dinner Sunday
After Worship

Ash Wednesday This Week

Ashes on the Quad 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Service 5:30 p.m.


 

From the Chaplain: Ash Wednesday?
What's That? Why Ashes?

Jesus retreated into the wilderness and fasted for forty days to prepare for his ministry. It was for him a time of contemplation, reflection, and preparation. By observing Lent, most Christians join Jesus on his retreat. Lent consists of the forty days before Good Friday, the day of Jesus' crucifixion. The ancient biblical symbol of ashes, a sign of remorse, repentance, and mourning, are especially appropriate as we reflect on Jesus' work of facing death in order that we might have life. The marking of their forehead with a cross made of ashes also reminds us that:
  • Death comes to everyone; we truly are "dust, and to dust we shall return"
  • We're not perfect, and sorrow for the ways we've hurt each other is appropriate.
  • We can and must change ourselves for the better.
  • God made the first human being by breathing life into dust; without God, human beings are nothing more than dust and ashes
  • It's also a reminder of the mark of the cross made at baptism; the cross reminds us that despite our mortality, we still belong to God.


Last Semester at Christ Chapel

Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2015
Hosted at Christ Chapel/UCM Wesley

Photo: Transcend at Texas State Facebook Page



(left) The road trip to the Snake Farm on Saturday, Oct. 10, included getting to see the rare white tigers; (right) Marshall Breedlove (left) and Brandi Wells at the annual Hunger Bowl on the Quad


 

Welcome to The JOHN!
A Ministry of Christ Chapel

 

The JOHN was dedicated during the worship service on Nov. 15.

The Jumble of Hygenic Necessities (JOHN) is the pantry for items not often available at the food bank or other places where students and university staff in need can go. With the help of congregations in our area, we have gathered all the items one might need behind a bathroom door, including deodorant, toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene products, and soap.

So if you find yourself debating whether to purchase deodorant or dinner, come by The John and get what you need. It's located in Jaime's office.


All Saints' Altar



We will be remembering the saints in our lives on Sunday, Nov. 1. Bring
photos or other mementos to place on our All Saints altar.


St. Francis Day Pet Blessing



Join Us for Worship
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Sunday Nights @ 5:30 p.m. & Wednesdays at 5:30
Free Lunch Mondays @ Noon