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A conversation on prayer with Nathan Baxter and Victor Thomas

March 12 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Secretly and Often:” A Conversation about Prayer with Bishop Nathan Baxter and Reverend Victor Thomas

Lent is a time for deepening our prayer life and this conversation will help you begin your Lenten prayer practice. Bring your questions about prayer—along with your doubts and challenges—and join this discussion.

The program will be led by Reverend Shayna Watson, Associate Rector at Saint James Church (Lancaster, PA). She will facilitate a discussion about prayer with two honored guests: Bishop Nathan Baxter, the retired Bishop of Central Pennsylvania and former Rector of Saint James Lancaster and Reverend Victor Thomas Rector of Saint James Episcopal Church in Houston, Tx. and former Associate Rector at Saint James, Lancaster.

Workshop Elements

  • Hear Father Thomas talk about what led him to write “Secretly and Often.”
  • Explore passages of the book together.
  • Learn what role prayer can play for you and the impact it can have on communities.
  • Explore the doubts and challenges that you face with prayer.
  • Plan how you can use the discipline of Lent to deepen your prayer life in a lasting way.


Reverend Thomas recently published “Secretly and Often: The Journey of Prayer.” This book explains the importance of prayer and discusses how it can enrich our communion with God. The book will be a topic of conversation. It is recommended, but not required, that you buy a copy of the book by Rev. Thomas. Click here to purchase your copy.

The program is free; donations are welcome.

Please click here to register for the event and receive the Zoom link.


March 12
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Zoom Video Conferencing
PA United States


Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

The Rev. David W. Peck, Rector
The Rev. Shayna Watson, Associate Rector
The Rev. Glenn Miller, Priest Associate

Weekend Services

Sunday Mass 8:30 AM
Sunday Mass 10:30 AM

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan, Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania