St. Luke’s Anglican Church will host its new March Lenten Lunch Series, a new speaker series, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in March at the church, 50 Pope Ave. on Hilton Head Island,
A complimentary soup and salad lunch will be provided to participants by Truffles Cafe and served in Kronz Fellowship Hall. Donations are welcome to cover costs, and childcare is available upon request.
In the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, at the service for Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22), which is the start of the observation of Lent, we read: “Dear People of God: The First Christians observed with great devotion the day of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting … We are then invited, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent: by self-examination and repentance, by prayer, fasting, and alms-giving; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.’”
In this spirit, the community is invited to join us as we welcome speakers from all over North America to help us observe a holy Lent. The theme, “Hope in the Shadow of the Cross,” will help participants reflect on how Jesus’ death and resurrection reveal both the depth of our need and security of our hope.
The speaker lineup includes:
March 1: The Rev. Andrew Pearson, interim executive director of Rwanda Ministry Partners will be our featured guest speaker. Rev. Pearson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies/Sociology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Divinity from Oxford University. Rev. Pearson, an Anglican priest, has pastored churches in South Carolina and Alabama. He now lives, with his wife and three daughters, on a farm in his native Virginia. In addition to farming, Andrew assists the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Rwanda in the areas of strategy and development.
March 8: This second week, the Very Rev. Dr. Bryan Hollon, Dean President of Trinity School for Ministry, will be the featured speaker. Rev. Hollon holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He’s the author of “Everything is Sacred: Spiritual Exegesis in the Political Theology of Henri de Lubac” as well as numerous book chapters, journal, and magazine articles. Dr. Hollon was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in North America in 2015.
March 15: The featured speaker for the third session is Dr. James Wood, Assistant Professor of Ministry at Redeemer University. Rev. Wood holds a Ph. D. in Theology from University of Toronto, a Th.M. in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Wood has worked as an associate editor at First Things Magazine, a PCA pastor in Austin, Texas, and a campus evangelist and team leader with Cru Ministries at the University of Texas at Austin.
March 22: The Rev. Nick Lannon will be featured the fourth week. Rev. Lannon is Rector of Grace Anglican Church and is a graduate of the University of Arizona, having studied Communications and Religious Studies, and of Trinity School for Ministry with a degree in Systematic Theology and Ethics. Ordained in 2007, Nick has pastored churches in Jersey City and Denville, New Jersey; and Louisville, Kentucky. Rev. Lannon is author of “Life is Impossible…and That’s Good News.”
March 29: The featured speaker, the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Mumme, Professor of Theology at Hillsdale College, previously taught at Concordia University Wisconsin (2014-2021) and Westfield House in Cambridge (2012-14). Working in systematic theology and in the history of doctrines and ideas, his research focuses primarily on ecclesiology, Martin Luther and Reformation studies, and theology and society. Mumme is co-editor of “Feasting in a Famine of the Word of God” (2016), “Luther at Leipzig” (Brill, 2019), and “Church as Fullness in All Things” (Lexington/Fortress, 2019).
About Saint Luke’s Anglican: The mission of Saint Luke’s Anglican on Hilton Head is “To know Christ and to make Him known.” The vision of the church is that as a family of believers, its parishioners will continue growing in the love of Jesus, sharing the joy of worship, and serving the community and beyond.
On Oct. 22, 2022, the Rev. Dr. John D. “Jady” Koch was instituted as the seventh rector of St. Luke’s Anglican Church. Rev. Koch is a graduate of Washington & Lee University (2000) and Trinity School for Ministry (2007). He earned his Doctorate in Systematic Theology at the University of Humboldt in Berlin, Germany, in 2014.
Having served in churches in Berlin, Vienna and in Louisville, Kentucky, Rev Koch is excited to have been called to Saint Luke’s Anglican and has been implementing new programs since his arrival.
For more information and to register, visit stlukeshhi.org or call 843-785-4099.