Sundays, 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M., Draesel Hall
Mark your calendars and join us when you can.
FAll 2018 SCHEDULE
September 16 and 23
What is “spiritual growth” and is it possible for me?
As we prepare ourselves to take the Spiritual Life Inventory, through the program called Renewal Works, we will explore what is meant by terms like “spiritual life,” “piety,” or “spirituality,” and discuss our own backgrounds, experiences, and hopes for the future.
The Renewal Works Spiritual Life Inventory
For those who have not yet taken the online survey (it takes about 30 to 40 minutes), helpers will be available to help parishioners take the survey on a church or volunteer’s computer, or for those who prefer, on paper.
October 7, 14, 21, and 28
Discussion of the book, Finding our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices by Brian D. McLaren.
Many are beginning to explore the ancient Christian spiritual practices, such as fixed-hour prayer, fasting and sincere observance of the Sabbath. What is causing this hunger for deeper spirituality? Brian McLaren guides us on this quest for an explanation of these spiritual practices, many of which go all the way back to Abraham and the establishment of Israel. In the midst of contemporary Christianity, we discover the beauty of these disciplines and the transformation through Christ that each can provide.
November 4, 11, 18, and 25
Bible Study on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians
Galatians stands as an eloquent and vigorous apologetic for the essential New Testament message that people are justified by faith in Jesus Christ—by nothing less and nothing more—and that we are sanctified not by legalistic works but by the obedience that comes from faith in God’s work for us, in us and through us by the grace and power of Christ and the Holy Spirit. Galatians is sometimes referred to as “Luther’s book,” because Martin Luther relied so strongly on this letter in all his preaching, teaching and writing against the prevailing theology of his day.
December 2, 9, 16, and 23
“Now we see her, now we don’t”: Visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Over the ages, people around the world have believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to them, often with specific messages. Famous appearances that remain pilgrimage sites include Fátima, Lourdes, and Medjugorje. Of particular significance to Anglicans are the traditions around Walsingham (Norfolk, England), Yankalilla (South Australia), and increasingly, Guadalupe (Mexico). During Advent we will explore beliefs around the Virgin Mary’s appearance and what these beliefs mean for people today. We will explore the how and where Mary might appear in our lives.