St. Luke’s has a regular adult education program on Sundays from 9 to 10 am. These classes are generally in discussion format led by the rector or a lay leader, or presentations by guest speakers followed by a question-and-answer period. We cover selected portions of Scripture or other faith-related topics, such as works by C.S. Lewis or special ministry projects, and explore how these topics relate to our own lives. From time to time, special evening series of classes are also held.
We invite people to participate in small group studies during the year. Small groups are intended not only to explore a topic but to intentionally cultivate deeper relationships with God and with one another.
Inquirers’ and confirmation classes, led by the rector, are offered each year. These classes provide an introduction to the Episcopal Church and to our practices of worship and prayer, and prepare participants for becoming new members of St. Luke’s.
Currently on Sundays we are discussing in more depth the Sunday readings using study materials from The Episcopal Church. episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/year-b/
Our next small group will explore profiles of people whose faith inspired them to action, in particular Mahalia Jackson and Fr. John Ryan.
Children and teenagers gather for Christian education at 10:30 during the first part of the service. Currently, we the children are joining their parents in worship.
Children grades 3 through 12 gather with other Episcopalians during the summer at Camp Henry, our diocesan summer camp located at the Lake Logan Episcopal Center outside of Canton.
The Good Book Club began Sunday, Feb 11, and we wanted to pass along some final updates and materials as you prepare to join this journey. If you weren’t able to attend last week’s webinar with Richelle Thompson and Jay Sidebotham, you can now listen to the recording here. You can download the free study guide, as well as the toolkit, which includes logos, flyers, posters, readings and FAQs.
And you can sign up here to receive the daily Forward Day by Day reflection by email at no charge from Ash Wednesday until Pentecost. As the reading journey begins, we’d love to hear how it’s going where you are! If you have the chance, say hi on the Good Book Club Facebook page and share what you, your parish, or your organization are doing. We can’t wait to read along with you this Lent and Easter.
Yours in Christ,