S.P.A.C.E - St. Peter's Adult Christian Education

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
Proverbs 18:15

Lenten Education Offerings

The Psalms of Lent - Sundays 9:30am in the Parish Library

Pastor Greg will lead a study of the Psalms of Lent, using the Psalms appointed for the days of Lent, including Holy Week.  He will guide us through the psalms in their canonical, theological, spiritual and liturgical significance.  We will also consider the broader use of psalms within the life of th4e church for both personal and corporate prayer and devotion.

Holy Week in the Holy Land - Sundays at 9:15am in the Parish Hall

Father David first presented the series “Holy Week in the Holy Land” weeknights in Lent 2023.  He is repeating the series Sunday mornings for those who were not able to attend last year.  Father David will feature stories, slides, and meditations and reflections from his experience in the Holy Land related to Jesus’ passion, from Palm Sunday on the Mount of Olives to the Resurrection in the tomb of Christ, relating them to the liturgies we will experience at St. Peter’s during Holy Week. Click below for a schedule of classes.

Book of the Season

A weekly get together to discuss a book regarding matters of faith and life.  The book will be announced in advance and both an in-person and zoom option will be available for readers to get together to talk about what they have read.  Facilitated by Pastor Greg Harbaugh.

Lent 2024 Book:  Dorothy Sayers' Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Doctrines -- Tuesday evenings in Lent, 7-830 via zoom.

Dorothy Sayers was a British wreiter of the mid-20th century best known for her Lord Peter Whimsey detective series.  However, Dorothy was also a lay theologian and conpanion of "the Inklings" writers group that included C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and George MacDonald.  In Letters to a Diminished Church, Ms. Sayers addresses a variety of concerns for the Church of England following the devastation of World War II.

In order to join via Zoom, click the link here, or send an email to Pastor Greg ghp1952@icloud.com and he will send you the link. If you have questions or concerns, or if you would like help with purchasing the book, please contact Pastor Greg.

The book is available from Amazon here and other fine retailers.

Adult Formation

Men's Bible Study Wednesday 8am

St. Peter's Men's Bible Study meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8am in the Parish Library.  Using the readings and meditation for the day from Forward Movement's Day by Day the group shares their thoughts and concludes the hour with prayer.  All are welcome to participate.

Thursday Morning Bible Study 9am

Gospel of John the Theologian

Please join us for this Zoom discussion on Thursday mornings at 9:00 via Zoom.  All are welcome to participate.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on the link HERE.

Sacred Ground Series

Sacred Ground is an Episcopal Church film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  A small group is invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

The series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

It is a challenging program that includes reading materials and viewing videos as well as taking part in frank an honest discussions, all led by trained facilitators. Click the button below to go to the St. Peter's Sacred Ground webpage.

This program was first offered at St. Peter's the fall of 2023.  There are plans to offer the series each fall on Tuesday evenings.  Check back later for specific dates and times.

Inquirer’s Class

Tuesday Evenings in the fall

Interested in becoming Episcopalian, or just curious about the church?  Already Episcopalian but want to know more about the faith? Have some questions about worship, or practices, or beliefs, or something else associated with the Episcopal Church?  Sign up and take part in this fall’s adult Inquirer’s Class, Tuesday evenings at 7pm.   This six sessions class looks at worship, the prayer book, church history, beliefs, church organization, practices and more.  The class is informal and can be tailored to topics the group wants to explore.  Click below to go to the Inquirers Class page. Check back later for dates and times of the fall class

Adult Baptism

Adults who are interested in being baptized must first complete a series of classes of instruction in the faith.  A class for adults desiring to be baptized will be held Monday evenings from now until Easter with Baptism at the Easter Vigil service, Saturday evening before Easter Sunday.  Those interested are asked to contact the Rector, Father David Michaud davidmichaud07@gmail.com or call 410-742-5118.


On Line Resources

There are many great resources to help in your Christian formation, to learn and to grow in your relationship with Jesus and his church, to become more and more his disciple. Click on the links below.

Faith at Home: Lectionary-based readings and reflections

Daily Prayer on line:  Mission St. Clare

Forward Day By Day Daily Prayer

Here is the link to get to the Way of Love materials on The Episcopal Church website as referenced in Deacon Laura's sermon 11-29-20

Way of Love

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