The month of August is a time to rest, reset and reboot.

As we continue to live and work and worship during the COVID-19 pandemic, the people of St. Elisabeth’s will spend the month of August preparing for the beginning of our program year and reflecting on living and being Christians in the midst of COVID-19.

What are we hungry for? What is feeding us?

All are invited to participate and share insight and reflections.

  • Buy the books – God and the Pandemic (Wright) and Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope (Chittister)
  • Record thoughts and insights in a journal.
  • Beginning Monday, August 10, sign in to our facebook page to read and share reflections.
  • All are invited to participate even if unable to sign-in daily.

The August reflection schedule is below.

Monday, August 10 – N.T. Wright, God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath
Chapter 1, Where do we start?

Tuesday, August 11 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 1, A Paradigm of Struggle
Chapter 2, The Loss of Certainty: A Suffering of the Soul

Wednesday, August 12 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 3, Struggle: The Process and the Challenge
Chapter 4, The Struggle of Change

Thursday, August 13 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 5, The Gift of Conversion
Chapter 6, The Struggle of Isolation

Friday, August 14God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath
Chapter 2, Reading the Old Testament

Monday, August 17God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath
Chapter 3, Jesus and the Gospels

Tuesday, August 18 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 8, The Struggle of Darkness
Chapter 9, The Gift of Faith

Wednesday, August 19 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 10, The Struggle with Fear
Chapter 11, The Gift of Courage

Thursday, August 20 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 16, The Struggle of Exhaustion
Chapter 17, The Gift of Endurance

Friday, August 21God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath
Chapter 4 – Reading the New Testment

Monday, August 24 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 19, The Gift of Transformation

Tuesday, August 25 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 20, Wrestling with God

Wednesday, August 26 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 21, The Process of Struggle
Chapter 22, The Process of Hope

Thursday, August 27 – Joan D. Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Chapter 23, The Gift of Hope
Chapter 24, Hope: The Resurrection of the Spirit

Friday, August 28God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath
Chapter 5 – Where do we go from here?