Sunday Mornings at Grace Episcopal Church (September - May)
Children and Youth, 9:15, 3rd floor, Parish House
Christianity and Culture, 9:15, Parish Hall
Christianity and Culture is our churches' longest running Christian Education offering for Adults.. This class offers in-depth lectures that discuss how Christianity shapes such aspects of culture as art, literature, music and history and the ways in which these, in turn, influence Christian life and faith.
Adult Inquirers and Confirmation Class, 9:15, Library
All are welcome to attend, whether you are considering confirmation, want to know more about the Episcopal Church.
Lectio Divina, 9:15, 3rd floor, College Room
As Anglicans we are heirs to a rich tradition of practices to help us grow spiritually. During the 9:15 Sunday School hour during Lent we will be exploring one of these structured practices: Lectio Divina. Part of both Protestant and Catholic traditions, it consists of prayerful reading of Scriptures. It is often described as learning to attend to God with the "ear of our heart." There are many ways to practice Lectio Divina but we will be having a short period of silence to focus our attention. We will then slowly twice read the Gospel passage for that Sunday. We will then silently meditate on what we heard in the Gospel with a focus on listening for the Holy Spirit and how we saw Christ in the passage. There will be an opportunity for each group member to voluntarily share what was heard with no discussion. We will end with a period of silent prayer and contemplation and close with the Lord's Prayer. You just need to bring yourself and a desire to open yourself to God and to grow in the light of Christ. We will be meeting in the College Room on the top floor of the Parish Hall. If you have questions, please contact Marlys Craun at firstname.lastname@example.org or 463-3288. Please join us.
EfM (Education for Ministry)
Education for Ministry (EfM), a four-year program of theological education at-a-distance, has begun its fall session here at Grace Episcopal Church. As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, the EfM program has played a crucial role in developing theologically informed, knowledgeable lay leaders. The program is sponsored by the University of the South and since its inception in 1975, more than 60,000 people have participated. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this group, contact Sharon Massie, Program Director, for more information.