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“Who Do You Say That I Am?” (Luke 9:20): October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13

by Joan Carney

“Who Do You Say That I Am?” (Luke 9:20)             Inspired by the conversation groups the Rev. Carolyn Eklund has occasionally held on Sundays, this conversation group will focus on five topics that challenge our faith.  Each week participants will receive in advance excerpts from relevant Scripture passages and a few well-regarded Christian authors.  Those […]

Redemptive Listening : September 25 and October 9

by Joan Carney

Redemptive Listening   “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger” (James 1:19). Listening is hard work.  It’s too easy to fall into planning our next response, instead of listening to what’s actually being said. This two-part workshop will look at listening as a ministry.  […]

Bonhoeffer Revisited Oct.17- Nov.14

by St. Paul's

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

by St. Paul's

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

by St. Paul's

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

by St. Paul's

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

by St. Paul's

   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

by St. Paul's

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

by St. Paul's

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 […]