Lectionary Bible Study
Sundays at 9:15 am
Lectionary Bible Study is being held in the Library downstairs. Join us each Sunday at 9:15 as we work through the appointed readings for the following Sunday. From beginners through Bible scholars, all are equally sure to gain something from our time together. All are welcome. Bibles will be available or you can bring your own.
Sundays at 10:45 am
Children’s Church starts at the beginning of the 10:45 service and there is no Children’s Message. The children will still return at the Peace. This will give them more time for their lesson and worship. Please take your children ages 5-12 to the Children’s Sunday School room (the former library) before you go to church.
Fit 4 God
Thursdays at 5:30 pm
Fit 4 God is a healthy lifestyle men’s group, based on “The Daniel Plan” by Rick Warren, working together to set and achieve life goals in the areas of: Faith, Food, Fitness and Focus. The group gathers at Deacon Guidry’s home at 5:30 PM each Thursday for approximately 30 to 45 minutes to share progress, study the principles of “The Daniel Plan”, and pray together. All men are welcome to join.
Rector’s Brown Bag Book Read
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning on Tuesday, February 20 at noon.
Most of us believe in God’s grace—in theory. But somehow we can’t seem to apply it in our daily lives. We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet. Yet God give us His grace, willingly, no matter what we’ve done. We come to Him as ragamuffins—dirty, bedraggled, and beat-up. And when we sit at His feet, He smiles upon us, the chosen objects of His “furious love.” Brennan Manning’s now-classic meditation on grace and what it takes to access it—simple honesty–has changed thousands of lives.
Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber on Tuesday, April 17 at noon
Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia, a former standup comic, sure as hell didn’t consider herself to be religious leader material—until the day she ended up leading a friend’s funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor.
Using life stories—from living in a hopeful-but-haggard commune of slackers of surviving the wobbly chairs and war stories of a group of recovering alcoholics, from her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to pastoring a notorious con artist— Nadia uses stunning narrative and poignant honesty to portray a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way. Wildly entertaining and deeply resonant, this is the book for people who hunger for a bit of hope that doesn’t come from vapid consumerism or navel-gazing; for women who talk too loud, and guys who love chick flicks; for the gay man who loves Jesus, and won’t allow himself to be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every thinking misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion, but who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.
Book Study - Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening
9:15 in the Undercroft. Facilitated by Carol Smucker.