Adult Vacation Bible School, The Gospel of Mark: Open Your Heart and Believe!

Five Sundays, July 1,8,15,22,29 at 9:00 a.m. -- Please note the earlier start time to fit with our Summer Sunday schedule. The readings proclaimed in church each Sunday are part of a three year cycle. This year (called Year B) the Gospel readings are primarily drawn from the Gospel of Mark. What better time than to dig deep into this brief but passionate account of the life of Jesus. Each week we explore more of the Gospel and conclude with a talk from Tommy G. Givens, Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, California. Session 1, July 1 -- Diving into the world of the Gospel according to Mark. Who was this author? When and where did he write this Gospel? Wha

A Look Inside the Episcopal Church: On our Way to General Convention 2018

This Summer thousands of Episcopalians will converge on Austin, Texas for a Convention that meets once every three years. General Convention is the one time that the only decision making body of the Episcopal Church gathers to meet for nine days in July. What is the General Convention? How are decisions made in our Church? What's our structure? Who and what has authority? These are questions even seasoned Episcopalians have. Come join us at our Sunday Adult Christian Education Forum three Sundays -- June 10,17 and 24 at 9:15. Led by Fr. Mark Kowalewski Session 1, June 10 -- What's the structure of the Episcopal Church ? What's the role of General Convention? Who has authority? How does this

Novena for the Coming of the Holy Spirit

NOVENA FOR THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT The nine days from Ascension Day to the Eve of Pentecost are the original novena--nine days of prayer. Before he ascended, Jesus ordered the disciples not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there to be baptized by the Holy Spirit. After his Ascension, they waited and devoted themselves to prayer. As we anticipate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Feast of Pentecost, pray for renewal in the Spirit and reflect on the gifts the Spirit bestows on the Church and in your life. The prayer for the newly baptized, p. 308, in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer is the traditional prayer for the seven gifts of the Spirit, based on the prophecy of Isaiah 11:2-3. The f

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