Adult Education & Small Group Fellowship

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New! Church Doctrine & Coffee
Tuesdays at 9:15-10 a.m. in Reading Room, Cranmer Hall, 3rd Floor

(Beginning Sept. 13, 2022.)

Paul expresses this hope for the Philippians, that they would “stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (1 :27). Developing “one mind” about matters of faith is a key to cohesive and purposeful fellowship in ministry. It requires the ongoing free engagement of minds thinking together about the gospel and its implications. To that end, starting Sept. 13 on Tuesdays (after 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer and Holy Communion in the chapel), the clergy will meet in Cranmer Hall in the Reading Room (3rd floor) from 9:15 to 10 a.m. for an informal discussion about core Christian theology. We will discuss the Articles of Religion – the historic touchstone of Anglican teaching. Thoughtful Christians who want to be part of that discussion are welcome to join us. Parishioners in leadership or in other ministries in the congregation are especially welcome.

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Continuing on the Lifetime Road to God:
A Study in Christian Growth and Maturity

Sundays at 10 a.m. in Ralston Room, Cranmer Hall, 3rd Floor

(Beginning Sept. 11, 2022.)

This past spring, we read Bishop Donald Parson’s book, “The Lifetime Road to God”. We learned that growing in our relationship with God is a journey and examined ways to grow stronger in that relationship. Beginning this fall we will continue this journey with a study of the wonderful spiritual classic, “The Practice of the Presence of God”, by Brother Lawrence.

Born in 1605 in Lorraine, France, Nicholas Herman grew up at a time of tremendous religious unrest. Protestantism was growing in his native France, but the welfare of the
reformers was dependent upon the French monarch. Herman was raised a Catholic and at the age of 13 became a member of the French army, and towards the end of the
30 Years War was severely wounded. It was during his long recovery that he began his study of scripture and in 1623 went through a profound conversion.

As he grew in his faith, he began to ask important questions about one’s relationship with God. Complete union with God: Is it possible? And if so, what exactly does it mean? To Brother
Lawrence the answer was simple. Won’t you join me in discovering this “simple answer”? Remember, every journey begins with the first step! Come and see.

The Rt. Rev. Paul E. Lambert

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Adult Sunday School Class

The Study of Jeremiah
Sundays at 10 a.m. in the chapel (Starting Sept. 11, 2022)

Fr. Dunbar continues his study of Jeremiah. This class is open to all ages, and newcomers are welcome. Students may also participate remotely. Email mnelson@stjohnssav.org for a link.

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Faith & Fellowship Class

Seculosity
Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Reading Room, Cranmer Hall (3rd Floor)

In this fellowship discussion led by Fr. Jameson, the group will discuss one chapter each week of the book, Seculosity (newly expanded edition) by David Zahl. If you are interested in the intersection of career, parenting, technology, and culture, please email jjameson@stjohnssav.org.

 

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We also offer Sunday School classes for children and teens.

Children’s Ministry (K to 5th grades)

  • Sarah Ross provides a Sunday weekly lesson for children (K to 5th grades) on the 2nd floor of Cranmer Hall. For more details, visit our Children’s Ministry page.

 

Youth Classes (6-12th grades)

  • Middle school and high school students meet at 10 a.m. Sundays with our Minister with Youth, Steven Vanderlip. For more details, visit the Youth Ministry page.

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