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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the link and other pertinent details. All are welcome.
Sunday Adult Christian Forum
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 email@example.com.
November 19 – Canon Jeanne Person from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, will lead a session that reflects on controversies past and present. This forum will consider what kinds of art and music are appropriately offered in Christian houses of worship, from cathedrals to local congregations and how art relates to the mission of the Church.
December 10 and 17 – Join the Reverends Abigail and Mark Nestlehutt as they explore the history and legacy of Christians in the portion of the Holy Land defined by present-day Israel and the West Bank in our Advent series Jerusalem’s Living Stones: Christians in the Holy Land. We will begin with a fast-paced overview of the advent of “The People of the Way”—as Christians were originally known—through the rise of early Christianity, the impact of Islam, the Crusades, and the Middle Ages, as well as discussing the place of Christians within the holy city of Jerusalem. We will then turn our attention to how Christians in Jerusalem fared during the Ottoman Empire, the Palestinian Mandate, and under the modern State of Israel. Mark promises, “How will we cover two thousand years of Jerusalem’s history in two sessions? We’ll talk fast.”
January 14 – God intended us to live in community, and as Christians we need to grow in our faith and mission through our church family. As we continue to explore how to experience and live out our faith, growing deeper a wider, one tool for strengthening and expanding church communities is through small groups…groups where “everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” It is within the small group environment that people can get close enough to know each other, to care and share, to challenge and support, to confide and confess, to forgive and be forgiven, to laugh and weep together, to be accountable to each other. Join Deacon Jeff and others to learn and discuss the value and blessings of the small group experience. Additionally, we will be discussing available resources which we will use as a guide to help form and birth small groups at St. Peter’s in the coming year.