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 of Jesus of Nazareth to change the world, to change it from the nightmare it often can be into the dream that God intends. He came to change the world, and we have been baptized into the Triune God and summoned to be disciples and followers of this Jesus and to participate in God’s work, God’s mission of changing and transforming this world. We are the Jesus Movement now.”
Ah, so that’s what it means to be a Christian in the Episcopal tradition: to live into our Baptismal Covenant where we promised to follow Jesus, love God, love our neighbor, and (yes!)change the world!
If you’re wanting to learn more, Jim Hornor and I are co-facilitating a program this fall that interweaves a focus on the Baptismal Covenant from our Book of Common Prayer with a look at the beliefs and practices of the Episcopal Church. We’d love to have you join us!
If any of you want to be confirmed, to be received from another tradition, or to reaffirm your baptismal promises, the class will prepare you for our Bishop’s visit on December 6, but the class is open to anyone, any age, who just wants to learn more about what it means to be part of this Jesus Movement that is the Church.
Please come! Call the church office to register so we’ll be sure to have enough journals and stones (come and find out….): 725-5342.
Practicing Our Christian Faith in the Episcopal Tradition
When: Six Sundays: September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22; 3:00-4:30 p.m.