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 Education  -- Sunday Mornings at 9:30: Programs for all ages!

 

Rector's Bible Study: Sundays at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. Join us for a time of study and discussion.Questions:
  • Fall RBS program, School of Theology: Starts September 8th in the Parish Hall at 9:30am and runs through December 15th. The course will cover a range of doctrines, including an introduction to covenant theology and the doctrine of the Trinity, the doctrine of justification by faith alone, the proper distinction between Law and Gospel, and others. The purpose will be to introduce key doctrines of the Christian faith which will inform and guide one's own reading of the Bible as well as gain insights into forming a proper Christian worldview. The course will also incorporate distinctives of the Anglican tradition. There will be some light homework and some in-class assignments. The course will go on break at the end of the fall semester on December 15th, and resume on Sunday January 19th, 2020.
  • To view and download the course syllabus click here.

Lectionary Discussion: every Sunday at 9:30am in the Main Office, join us for a discussion of the Scripture readings for the worship service that day. Click here to access the online Lectionary to find the readings that will be studied.

Sunday School: Sundays from September to May at 9:30 in the Sunday School wing on the lower level. We utilize a curriculum called Godly Play, which is a Montessori-style approach to Christian formation. Godly Play is for Pre-K through 3rd Grade and meets in the room next to the Nursery on the Lower Level. Our 4th & 5th Grade class, What's Up, focuses on learning how to read the Bible and the basics of Christianity. What's Up meets in the education wing on the Lower Level, first room on the left. See our Children's Ministry page for more information.

Youth Bible Study: Sunday mornings at 9:30am - for High School in the Library Conference Room (off the Parish Hall), for Middle School (6th-8th grade) in the Chapel. The High School study is also engaged in the Essentials Series, the Middle School study is looking at the Book of Genesis. All Youth Bible Studies are on summer break beginning May 28th and will resume September 10th. For other summer youth events see the youth ministry page

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Weekly Adult Bible Study: Wednesday mornings at 9:30am in the Library Conference Room, led by Becky Clark.

 

Pastoral Care

 

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Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV's)

LEV's bring Holy Communion to sick and home-bound members of the Parish. These lay volunteers are specially trained and are licensed by the Bishop. To learn more about this ministry contact Ginny,  . To request Communion to be brought to you or a family member please contact the Rector,  

 

Healing Prayer Ministry

Our Prayer Ministers are compassionate and confidential who are trained to pray for you or with you for any situation you may be facing. They are available in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on the first and third Sundays of the month at the 8:00am and 10:30am services.  On the first Sunday of each month at the 5:00pm service we incorporate a healing liturgy with prayers and anointing of oil.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

A faithful group of knitters and crochet-ers hand-make shawls and blankets which are given to those facing physical illness or personal crisis, or given as gifts to those celebrating the birth of a child. These shawls serve as a sign of the faithful prayers of the Parish and are a reminder of the power and presence of God through his Holy Spirit for those who are suffering. Before the shawl is given to someone in need they are blessed during our worship service as a sign of the love and concern of the congregation for those in need of healing and restoration. For more information contact Amy Phillips via the church administrator  

Outreach

 

Local Community: Every Sunday members are welcome to place non-perishable food donations in the red wagons in the Church's narthex (entry hall) which are blessed and sent to the local food pantry.

World: We support a number of ministries in Central America, such as the Sisters of the Precious Blood and St. James in Guatemala City.

Social Issues Commission: Much of our outreach ministry is overseen by the Social Issue Commission, which meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Each year Social Issues leads two key fundraisers, the proceeds of which all go to benefiting our local community through grants to charitable organizations. In the Fall, the first weekend in October, we have the annual Rummage Sale, and in the Winter, the last weekend in January we have the annual Spaghetti Supper, a time of food, fellowship, and fun for the whole family and members of all ages. Please view the Social Issues Commission page to learn more about the commission and the many ministries it supports, or contact John Weiler at