Lenten Learning

Note that at this time, due to the threat of coronavirus, we are not gathering in-person at the church. All services, classes, and meetings will be held remotely. To join by phone, call 301-715-8592 and then enter code 555-06-20024#. You can also watch our service online at: https://www.facebook.com/staugustinesdc/live 



The season of Lent—the 46 days before Easter—has traditionally been a time of self-reflection and penitence for Christians. It is also the time when newcomers were educated about Scripture, theology, and what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus.

So, this year we are holding a Lenten Learning series each Sunday beginning on March 8, at 11am after our worship service:

March 8: Who is God?

  • What does it mean to say that God is the "creator"?
  • Is God beyond the world—or within it?
  • Can someone believe in science and God?

March 15: What is Sin?

  • What does it mean to say that the world is "fallen"?
  • Why would God allow for sin to happen?
  • What does the Bible actually say about sin?


March 23: Why is Jesus important?

  • Why do Christians believe Jesus is God?
  • How does Jesus help to heal the broken world?
  • What does it mean to be a "disciple"?

March 29: What is the Church?

  • What is the Church for?
  • Why do Christians talk about being the "Body of Christ"?
  • What does the Church do?

April 5: What does Salvation mean?

  • What do Christians hope for?
  • What reason do we have to really accept this hope?
  • Why does our search for God seem to end in mystery?

Each session will build on the last, but will also make sense on its own—so we invite you to join us for any and all of the sessions that interest you! You don't have to know any theology to participate, and we welcome questions and doubts! If you want to learn more, please email Rev. Scott at priest@staugustinesdc.org.