Our Sunday School hour starts at 9:15 Sunday mornings. Currently, the following courses are on offer:
Bible Study for Sunday's Scriptures, Parish Hall, Classroom 1, at 9:15 a.m.
Would you like to learn more about the Bible stories we listen to in church? Join adults of all ages as we gather to hear, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the great big over-arching story of the Bible delivered weekly through our class. Every Sunday is a complete lesson so join us any Sunday you are able. Join our leader, Karen Burnup and others every Sunday in the Parish Hall, Classroom 1, at 9:15 a.m. Please note that we are on break during the summer but will resume in the fall.
The Letter to the Ephesians Class with Interim Rector Fr. Mike, Sundays at 9:15 a.m., Parish Hall, Classroom 2, September 8 - November 24
St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians is, first and foremost, "the gospel of the Church." It sets forth God's purpose to create through Jesus Christ, a new society which will stand against the background of an old, dying world. This new society is characterized by life, unity and reconciliation; not death, division and alienation.
Ephesians is an excellent summary of Christian "good news." Paul envisions for the Church to be a vehicle of this new society, whether it is in his day or in current times. It is towards the fulfillment of this vision that Ephesians gives us a stimulus and a hope.
From September 8 to November 24, we will gather twelve times and look closely at this epistle, called by William Barclay as the "queen of the epistles." Typically, we read about fifteen verses each week, taking three or four verses at a time. I will offer some remarks, verse by verse, and solicit any comments or questions. This process is repeated three or four times. Each class commences with some introductory comments, and an explanation of the context of the passage for the day.
I invite you to join us in classroom #2 of the Parish Hall on Sunday mornings at 9:15, as together we may, by the grace of God, bear witness to a new society in this community of St. Richard's and beyond. (Fr. Mike)
L.I.F.T. (Living in Faith Together) for Couples and Singles with Younger Kids, Lead by Wendy Stocker, Sundays at 9:15 a.m., Ridley Room, Beginning September 8
Join couples and singles with younger children for a supportive coffee hour that makes space for reflections and prayers. There won't be homework, but definitely great conversation! This fall we'll explore the Godspeed video series that dares us each to live more richly in our community, quality of life and relationships. For questions, contact Wendy Stocker, email@example.com