Join us on Thursday Mornings from 9:30-11am in the Parish Hall for engaging discussions, bible studies and exploration into theology and spirituality. We all share in choosing which books and subject matter we wish to study. We are meeting in person in the Conference Room
2023 Fall Schedule
This Fall we are reading: Liturgy of the Ordinary by Trish Harrison Warren
Christianity Today Book of the Year In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one typical day, this book explores life through the lens of liturgy―small practices and habits that form us. In each chapter, Tish Harrison Warren considers a common daily experience―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.
September 28th Introduction and Chapter 1-WAKING: Baptism and Learning to Be Beloved October 5th- Chapter 2 -MAKING THE BED: Liturgy, Ritual, and What Forms a Life 12th- NO CLASS 19th- Chapter 3-BRUSHING TEETH: Standing, Kneeling, Bowing, and Living in a Body 26th- Chapter 4-LOSING KEYS: Confession and the Truth about Ourselves November 2nd-Chapter 5-EATING LEFTOVERS: Word, Sacrament, and Overlooked Nourishment 9th- Chapter 6-FIGHTING WITH MY HUSBAND: Passing the Peace and the Everyday Work of Shalom 16th- Chapter 7-CHECKING EMAIL: Blessing and Sending 23rd- NO CLASS 30th Chapter 8-SITTING IN TRAFFIC: Liturgical Time and an Unhurried God December 7th- Chapter 9-CALLING A FRIEND: Congregation and Community 14th-Chapter 10- DRINKING TEA: Sanctuary and Savoring 21st-Chapter 11-SLEEPING: Sabbath, Rest, and the Work of God (CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON) BREAK FOR HOLIDAYS
Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine Giddy Up, Eunice by Sophie Hudson Journeys with Celtic Christians by Rodney Newman. Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren Love is the Way by Bishop Curry Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor The Gift of Years by Joan Chittester The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr In God's Holy Light Wisdom from the Desert Monastics by Joan Chittister A Simple Path to a Deeper Spiritual Life By: Becca Stevens Friedman's Fables by Edwin H. Friedman The Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out by Joanna Weaver We studied the Gospel of Mary since July 1st and ended on September 23rd. Following are suggestions for reading on the topic” The Gospels of Mary: The Secret tradition of Mary Magdalene the companion of Jesus by Marvin Meyer AND The Meaning of Mary Magdalene:Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault.
Here are further reading you might find interesting: The Gospels of Mary by Marvin Meyer The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the first woman apostle by Karen L. King Lost Scripture: Books that Did Not Make it into the New Testament by Bart D. Ehrman The Gospel of Thomas: Unearthing the Lost Words of Jesus by John Dart & Ray Riegert
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