I’m Enough

The woman at the well Gospel reading is recommended on the third Sunday of Lent each year when celebrating the Scrutinies of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Scrutinies are special rites celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent at liturgies where the Elect, those preparing for Baptism, are present. The Church calls us all to examine (scrutinize) the areas of our lives where we are tempted, or seriously sin – in what we do and what we fail to do. Inspired by the woman at the well, now is a prime time to reflect on the “noonday wells” in our lives. Can you imagine Jesus meeting you there? Emily Schmid does just that in the reflection and original song shared in this blogpost.

Podcast 11: The Dignity of Work, Eye Contact, Music and the Liturgy, an October Playlist, and a Surprise Ending!

Tune in for your monthly dose of faith, friendship, and fun as Heidi Lepper Barrett, Rachel Brown, Emily Schmid, and Molly Myers all join Lisa Schmidt on Episode 11. Heidi ponders the spiritual importance of eye contact, and Emily shares how music can assist us in experiencing liturgy more fully. Rachel stops by with her pithy Drop by Drop wisdom, and Molly shares an October music playlist to accompany our fall days. Finally, Emily has a very special surprise for us. Tune in and hear the *world debut* of her original song Pour On Us based on the woman at the well (John 4:4-42)! 

Advent at The Well: A Recap and an Exciting Announcement!

To the 160+ women who came out on a cold night during a busy season for Advent at The Well, thank you! To those who couldn’t attend due to other obligations, we missed you. Here are a few bits and pieces from the evening. I’ve been asked several times: Was Katie Patrizio’s talk recorded? Yes! Katie’s talk was Read more about Advent at The Well: A Recap and an Exciting Announcement![…]

Save the Date for Advent at The Well

Save the date for Advent at The Well, an evening of reflection on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The planning team is still finalizing details, but here’s what we know. Tuesday, December 6 – the Feast of St. Nicholas. The event will be held at the Windsor Heights Community Center, just west of Des Moines with easy access off I-235. Doors Read more about Save the Date for Advent at The Well[…]