April 16, 2014

Earth Celebration
Sunday, June 1 Arrive anytime after 1 pm celebratory worship at 5 pm
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Collaborative Communication: Empathic Connection and Navigating Our Differences
8 weekly sessions, Wednesdays 6:30 - 9 pm, beginning March 26th call the church office to register 301-515-4399.
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Spotlight Events

Maundy Thursday -Tenebrae Service 8 pm April 17, 2014
Come to the Farmhouse for this short service known as the "Service of Shadows."
The Emmaus Faith Community observes the Stations of the Cross - at the Farmhouse, Noon on Good Friday April 18, 2014
The stations will emphasize current social justice issues as they relate to Christ's suffering and death.
Good Friday Retreat at the Lodge 10-4 Reservations necessary April 18, 2014
To make a reservations email dayspringretreat@verizon.net or call 301.916.1131
Earth Vigil (On the Eve of Easter) 7 pm to 8:30/9 pm April 19, 2014
On this sacred night, when we remember Jesus' passage from death to resurrected life, we come together for a quiet reflective walk on the land at Dayspring.
Easter Sunday Worship at the Wellspring Center 10 am April 20, 2014
This Easter Sunday we will gather for worship at the Wellspring Center 11411 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown, MD. Potluck and Easter egg hunt to follow.

Resources and Links

The Church of the Saviour, an ecumenical Christian church envisioned by Gordon and Mary Cosby in the early 1940's, was incorporated in 1947 in Washington, D.C., when they and seven others became its first members. 
Evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme and historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker collaborated on this film and book - an epic narrative of our wondrous connection to the cosmos. Their project was inspired by Thomas Berry’s work describing how humans are currently living 'in between' two very different stories of their origins – the creation stories of the world’s religions and the scientific story of the evolution of the universe. (2012)
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For Reflection

God Incognito

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with God. God walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labor is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more, to remain awake.

C. S. Lewis

Source: Letters to Malcolm Chiefly on Prayer

Dayspring Voices

The Woman at the Well - by Janet Hudson

Perhaps it is because I come from a land where water is scarce and drought a regular occurrence or perhaps it is because I was born on the last day of Aquarius and the day before Pisces, but water fascinates me. I love it that we have our very own spring here at Dayspring. It was the first spring I had ever seen. I am very moved by its smallness and its power as it forces its way to the surface and trickles down first under the wee stone bridge, then it feeds Alice’s Pond, goes on to the Lake of the Saints and then, I presume, it works its way to the mighty Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay and the massive Atlantic Ocean. I love watching water flowing on the ground after it has rained. I enjoy seeing how it pools and then makes its way through the places of least obstruction to continue its flow. I enjoy helping it break through wee banks that obstruct it so it can continue to stream downhill. I love playing with water – last evening, sitting beside DayspringCreek, I made boats of sticks and leaves and watched them skim over the rapids. And I enjoy playing in water. This passage in John’s Gospel is one of my very favorites...

Join Us

Worship Sunday

9:45 am gather in silence, 10 am service begins

outside in the pavilion in the summer and in the old Farmhouse in the winter (with programs for children ages six and up)

School of Christian Living
Wednesday evenings beginning March 26th

Noon Prayer (contemplative)
weekdays at the Farmhouse 12 - 12:30

Centering Prayer
6:30 pm Monday at the Silent Retreat Lodge

Quiet Days, Weekend Silent Retreats, Individual Retreats
 full schedule at dayspringretreat.org

Seasonal Celebrations, Walks on the Land, Tours
 see Earth Ministry website