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Palm Sunday—Planting the Garden

The Sunday is Palm Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week through Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  We will begin our 6:30pm service outside in the front yard and process into our sacred space together. 

After our Palm Sunday Liturgy and dinner we will be turning two of the front flower beds into vegetable beds (and no, we are not killing any flowers, but we did move a few).  We won’t exactly become locavores overnight, but the squash and tomatoes will certainly help feed us during our Sunday meals in the fall.  The leftover vegetables will be taken to Trinity Central West End’s food pantry to be distributed. ...
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Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule
Sometime Tuesday we will be painting a banner under the walkway (time tba).  If you are an artist or a good painter or even just want to hang out while other people paint, please stop by and see us!  The banner is to mark our Holy Week schedule and to invite others to join us. 
 
Wednesday- 8:30pm Tenebrae

The name Tenebrae (the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. We celebrate Tenebrae on Wednesday to mark the entry into the Triduum.  The service provides an extended meditation upon, and a prelude to, the events in Jesus’ life between the Last Supper and the Resurrection.
 
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Spring at the Rockwell House

Believe it or not, Palm Sunday is only in 8 days!  While Lent is usually long and tired, this year it seems that Lent has been short and surprisingly bright.  It may be due to the distracting and sometimes moody spring that we've been having in St. Louis.  Beautiful days of bright warm skies followed by 4 inches of snow in late March!  By the way, where did March go?  And how did Lent go by so fast?  It never goes by quickly...
 
To wrap up our Lenten series "Spiritually Material" (after our Sunday evening worship during dinner), this Sunday we will be reading snippets from “Revolve,” a version of the bible that you may not be familiar with (pictured).  It is written and marketed for teenage girls and it's full of goodies like dating quizzes and questionnaires,...
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The New Design

Welcome to the new Rockwellhouse.org!  We hope that you find this website useful and that you find the information that you are looking for.  A lot of thought and planning has gone into making your web experience a good one, so please send us feedback if you think something is broken or if you need help!

A little bit about the new design...

-The colors are a shout out to Wash U's colors
-The layout is really category driven: Newsy things, Calendar stuff, Reflections (by the chaplain and students), and Articles that we find interesting (links to external content)
-The "About" page has a nice throw-back slide show of photos from the last 10 years
-The e-newsletter will be driven from this site and linked back to this site when click from your email client
-The "Find Us" page uses google maps...
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This Sunday

We celebrate the 4th Sunday after Epiphany!  We’ll tackle the Sermon on the Mount and wrestle with the idea of being blessed!

We’ll have pizza for dinner and brownies for dessert.

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Holly Jolly Advent Party This Sunday

Holly Jolly Advent Party! December 12, following our worship

Since we won’t be together for Christmas, we’ll have to take a day in Advent to hang holly and be jolly.  After our worship, we’ll eat a festive meal, exchange gifts via a gift-exchange game, and even carol a little bit.  It will be fantastic!  Also, we are going to participate in a toy drive for Christmas, so please bring an unopened toy to give away.

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Work Days Announced

Workday Fridays-Oct 15, 29, Nov 5

For 2 Fridays in October and 1 in November from 12:30-4pm we are holding Rockwell House service days.  The house needs some love, so we’re going to give it some!  Painting, cleaning, organizing, and fixing will take place! Come when you have time, work for as long as you are able, and be fed with good (free) food and drinks and of course the good feeling of doing service .

So save the dates!  October 15, 29, and November 5.

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The Bible Hour

As the semester is underway and we settle into our regular schedules we take time and hit the mid-week pause button for some biblical reflection and time with friends…

We meet at The Rockwell House at 7pm to discuss next week’s biblical lectionary.  Our conversation is intellectually driven and spiritually motivated.

There are always snacks and drinks! Hope to see you there!

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Summer is Over!


Which means only one thing!  Episcopal Campus Ministry BEGINS!!!  Please mark your calendars with the following upcoming events!

–THURSDAY August 26: MOVING IN: Whether you’ve been a pre-freshman, have visited before or are coming to St. Louis for the first time, moving in can be hectic, a little intimidating and (especially if it’s hot) a real pain. Don’t do it alone … let ECM help! If you’re coming on Freshman Move-in Day (Thursday, Aug. 26), come visit our table outside Danforth Hall for heavy lifting help, ice cold lemonade and a care package!

–FRIDAY August 27: OPEN HOUSE: From 2-4 pm come on over to Rockwell House (7023 Forsyth–across Big Bend from the dorms, north to Forsyth, third building down .. only about 5 minutes’ walk from your dorm room) to see the house, meet the chaplain and members of the ECM community and

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