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Bonhoeffer Revisited Oct.17- Nov.14

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At the Lenten series last spring, based on the documentary film about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, many expressed an interest in learning more about Bonhoeffer’s writings.  Perhaps part of the interest in Bonhoeffer stems from the utterly courageous marrying of belief and action that Bonhoeffer demonstrated in his life, a union that led to his death. Sarah Arnold […]

Quiet Prayer Time for Busy People Wednesdays 12-1 pm

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We are busy people, and the St. Paul’s that we love is a very busy church. I, for one, find that, in the midst of all my busyness, I need quiet time for prayer, contemplation, and meditation. In fact, some of the quiet time I need is spent not in such elevated pursuits, but just […]

Practicing Our Christian Faith in the Episcopal Tradition

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An invitation: starting the afternoon of Sunday, September 13, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a class called “Practicing Our Christian Faith in the Episcopal Tradition.” So, just what is this “Episcopal Tradition”? In his closing sermon at this summer’s Episcopal General Convention, Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry said: “God came among us in the person […]

Blessing Our Children

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A parent’s blessing is vitally important to the health and well-being of his or her children. The Genesis story of Jacob and Esau—the story of how Jacob lied and schemed to steal from his brother their father’s blessing—shows just how vital that blessing can be. This small group is designed especially for parents, grandparents, and […]

OMEGA: Walking the Way to the Heart of God

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   The Rev. Robert Corin Morris, who was an incredibly popular speaker one weekend at St. Paul’s some years ago, created the material for this program.  He is as    compelling and brilliant on paper as he is as a speaker. The program is based on an understanding of what Morris refers to as Classical Christianity.  […]

Quiet Morning: “Be still and know that I am God” 3/15

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The Quiet Morning on Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. invites us to “Be still and know that I am God.” Our facilitator, Mary Lee Wile, will begin with a simple Morning Prayer for Lent, followed by two brief teachings and two extended periods of silence in which to explore and maybe even experience […]

Lenten Centering Prayer for Women

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Join us for three different Sunday evenings in the homes of deacon Mary Lee Wile, Carol Thomas and Carolyn Eklund from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments served as we settle in as a community to learn and practice an ancient practice called Centering Prayer. Sunday, March 9, 4:00 to 5:30 […]

Parenting as a Spiritual Journey, Part 2.

by St. Paul's

Please join Linda Ashe-Ford for another 6-week conversation about the spiritual journey you take every day with your young children. This adult group meets from 10:15 to 11:00 in the Library on the following Sundays: January 12, February 2, 9, 16, and 23.  Coffee, tea, and simple snacks will be available for this time of […]

Faithing Our Practices, beginning Oct. 24

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This brilliant turn of phrase, the title of Chapter 19 in Brian McLaren’s Finding Our Way Again, which some of you may remember as our Lenten study book two years ago, comes from McLaren’s belief that the natural outcome for a people who call themselves Christians is to be Christ in the world.  As McLaren […]

People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity, beginning Sept. 16

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The Rev. Chick Carroll will facilitate a four-session, small-group discussion of Dwight Zscheile’s challenging and encouraging book People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity.  The book will be augmented by two documentary films that, together with the book, expose and explore some of our unconscious assumptions of Episcopal cultural superiority.  These assumptions may get in […]