Adult Christian Formation
Growing spiritually through regular and meaningful personal Bible study is vital. Christianity is meant to be relational—first, between ourselves and God and, second, between ourselves and those around us. Small group Bible studies move us from being spectators in a weekly church service to active participants in a like-minded community dedicated to spiritual growth. St. Luke’s offers weekly Bible study classes at various times
St. Luke’s offers a variety of programs during the week in the form of education programs, book studies, and fellowship events. These programs are led by either St. Luke’s clergy, lay members of the congregation, or outside speakers. Since our Christian Formation opportunities during the week vary, be sure to check the events page for the current programs and times.
Bridges to Contemplative Living
Wednesday Mornings at 7 a.m. and Mondays at noon (choose one)
Many of us at St. Luke’s are pursuing a deeper, more frequent spiritual awareness or are seeking a more mystical sensitivity for the first time. There are many paths to heightened spiritual awareness. We Episcopalians are well-versed in common prayer, and many of us pursue a private devotional path as well. As telescopes and microscopes enhance different aspects of our view of the physical world, varied spiritual disciplines enable us to appreciate the spiritual world more fully. In addition to prayer there are meditation, fasting, music, and yoga, for a few examples.
We have been meeting at the church for over three years on Wednesday at 7 am (6 members), and a second group on Monday at noon (8 members). We begin with twenty minutes of silence followed by discussion of readings from Thomas Merton, G.K. Chesterton, Christina Rossetti, and the like. Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading. If interested, show up or email Ed Gregori.
Bible Study with Fr. Rex
Thursdays, 7:30am Parish Hall
I invite all to join me for Bible Study group on Thursdays at 7:30am in the Parish Hall. Breakfast will be available. Bring your Bible. If you don't have one I recommend "Life Applications Bible."
Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group to Read Paul's Letter to the Romans
Wednesdays, 10:30am Parish Hall
We invite you to explore Christ’s redeeming love by reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans each day throughout the season of Epiphany 2019. Learn about life in the early church and central principles of our Christian faith.
We will delve into the Letter to the Romans, written by the Apostle Paul in 56-57 CE. Romans shares Paul’s attempt to explain how this new expression of faith is rooted in Judaism but is available to all of humanity. As Paul writes to the new community of Christians in Rome, he explores the concepts of salvation, the power of God, and grace. Many biblical scholars consider Romans to be Paul’s most important theological treatise. While Romans is not always easy reading, this sixth book of the New Testament articulates what it means to be a disciple of Christ and how that translates into daily life-lessons to inform and inspire followers of Christ from the beginning to the 21st century. A study guide will be available for your use. Sign up by office. Contact Loretta Russell Hoffmann for more info. email@example.com
Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship
Sunday’s 9:15 - 10:15am - Library
Join us each Sunday in the Library for thought-provoking conversation.