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.
Lenten Education Offerings
Take advantage of these opportunities to learn and explore during the Season of Lent.
"Let Us Pray"
The Well, Sundays in the library at 10:15am beginning February 26 will feature a study of prayer: “Let Us Pray.” Led by both Father David and Pastor Greg. During this penitential season we will explore the many ways Christians engage in responding to God in prayer. All are invited to learn about the richness of prayers available to everyone in the church and how they can be applied to enhance the richness of one's prayer life. We will also call upon participants' experience with prayer and share with each other what has been meaningful in deepening one's relationship with God as well as people's frustrations and concerns. Click here for a schedule: LET US PRAY SCHEDULE.
Holy Week in the Holy Land
“Holy Week in the Holy Land” series in the Parish Hall 7pm on Tuesday evenings in Lent will be led by Father David, featuring stories and slides 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. We plan to livestream this series. Go to St Peter's Education TV on this webpage to find the livestream link. Also on St. Peter’s Facebook page and You Tube channel.
|Feb. 28||Palm Sunday: Mount of Olives and the Temple||Handout|
|Maundy Thursday: Upper Room, Garden of Gethsemane|
|March 14||Watch: Maundy Thursday to Good Friday: Denial, Trial|
|March 21||Good Friday: Via Delarosa, Holy Sepulcher-Crucifixion|
|March 28||Holy Saturday: Holy Sepulcher—Stone of Unction, Tomb|
Book Discussion: First Fruits of Prayer
As part of our Lenten Discipline, Pastor Greg is extending an invitation to join him and Laura in reading the devotional book: First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew with commentary, reflections and questions by Frederica Mathewes Green.
In this fascinating and sometimes magisterial guided exploration of an eighth-century hymn that is central to Lenten religious practice for the Eastern Orthodox, Mathewes-Green encourages her readers not only to examine but also to personally apply fundamental Christian concepts like repenting, understand the nature of sin and experiencing God in prayer. Mathewes-Green, who has clearly done her scholarly homework, sets the stage by giving a brief overview of Andrew's life and an abbreviated paraphrase of the life of St. Mary of Egypt.
While the orientation of the work is distinctively Eastern Orthodox, we who have been raised in the traditions of Western Christianity can gain much from it. Copies of the book will be available for $15 donation at the church, or order online: AMAZON. Please plan for a weekly zoom conversation Sundays at 6pm. Send an email request to Pastor Greg: email@example.com.
Follow this link to join the Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86945557424
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-742-5118.
Tuesday Evening 7pm
Inquirer's classes will begin on November 29th. For more information, scroll down for a link to the Inquirer's Class page.
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 9am Bible Study
You are invited to participate in a weekly Bible Study led by parish clergy on a particular book of the Bible. Have your favorite Study Bible at your side and join in a zoom call every week for an hour. All are welcome!!
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97865434466
Bible Study: Paul's Epistle to Romans
The Well meets Sundays between the 9am and 11am services in the library. We start around 10:20am.
See above for Lenten series.
Tuesday Evenings beginning November 29, 2022: Check back for course information.
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.
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.