Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study
Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study takes place by Zoom from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The morning begins with the Office of Morning Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, followed by an informal conversation on the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Information on how to access is sent each week to the usual participants. If you wish to participate for the first time, please contact Deacon Jeff (email@example.com) for the link and other pertinent details. All are welcome.
Sunday Adult Christian Formation
Adult Formation normally occurs at the conclusion of the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Bank Barn, from 10:20 to 11:05 a.m. Christian faith formation is lifelong growth in knowledge, service, and Love of God as followers of Christ and is informed by Scripture, Tradition and Reason. For more information on Adult Formation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upcoming schedule of Adult Forum panels is as follows:
March will focus on Luther for the 21st Century
In 2000, Life magazine published an issue entitled The LIFE Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1,000 Years. Martin Luther came in third. In November 2003, German television asked three million viewers to name “Germany’s Best.” Luther came in second as Chancellor Konrad Adenauer had been voted Germany’s best. Amazingly, this Augustinian monk who questioned the abuse of indulgences became a famous hero in world history.
Pastor Karl has taught on Luther at the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and led the Luther Land Tour for the Southeast Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod in 2015. In addition, he was the keynote speaker in 2017, the 500th Commemoration of the Reformation, at the Southeast and Northeast Pennsylvania Synod Conventions. Pastor Karl will present three sessions on the life and thought of Martin Luther:
March 12, Young Luther; Overachiever
March 19, Indulgences – When Corporate Breaks Down
March 26, Handling Difficult Times
April 16 – Brenda Grove will lead an Earth Week discussion that will focus on some of the most effective strategies we can use to combat climate change and how Episcopalians and other groups are actively making a difference. Attendees will receive a list of resources and sites to help them put to faith into action, to advocate for change, and to move their finances into the community and away from supporting fossil fuels. A Community Book Swap will follow the forum this week and on April 23.
April 23 – Deacon Jeff Moretzsohn and Martin McElroy will offer “Spiritual Retreats – Refresh, Reflect, Renew.” They will share their lifelong experiences with spiritual retreats, most recently at the Anglican Monastery of the Holy Cross, West Park, NY. Jeff and Martin will review the historical outline and scriptural underpinnings of retreats; the varieties of retreat venues and forms; and their personal experiences of religious growth, spiritual progress, and heavenly grace.
April 30 – Mark Nestlehutt will talk about his experience as president and executive director of Seamen’s Church Institute in New York and the ways in which our lives depend on individuals working at sea. Founded in 1834, SCI promotes the safety, dignity, and improved working environment for those serving in North American and international maritime communities through pastoral care, training, advocacy, and thought leadership.