For Lent we will be doing “deep dives” in the gospel for the coming Sunday. In year A (this year) the gospels are stories of transformational encounters with Jesus as told in John’s Gospel. We will explore the stories with three questions: “What is good news, what is exciting? What is hard to hear or raises questions? How might it transform me in my faith journey?”
We continue with our hybrid format of in person and on Zoom, beginning with Evening Prayer at 7:30 pm followed by social time and refreshments, and then our study. All are welcome, whether you come to one or every week.
Study Opportunities beyond Trinity
Healing and Hope in Scripture and for Today – with Father Dan Graves – Thursdays in February (Feb 2, 9, 16, 23), via Zoom 8 pm-9 pm Eastern
In this four-week course we will examine several healing stories from the New Testament and ask the following questions: What does healing mean? Is healing a miracle restricted to the lucky few? Is it a cure or a fix? Or, do these stories point to something more far-reaching, something much broader and more universal? What is Jesus doing when he heals? How do his miracles relate to his message and preaching? What do these stories tell us about God’s dream for humankind and for all of creation? It is the contention of this course that the healing stories of the New Testament are signposts that direct us toward a hopeful present and an even more hopeful future. Moving beyond a simple understanding of healing as ‘cure’ or ‘fix’, we will read these stories to help us understand the healing of the whole person, and indeed, of social systems and communities. The healing stories of the New Testament are stories of renewal, restoration, re-creation, and reconciliation. They speak directly into the healing we need in this age, and every age.
To register, email Father Dan Graves: email@example.com
Dreaming of the New Earth: Reading Revelation with Hope
a Lent zoom course by Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
Sundays 7-9pm, Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2
The wild symbolism and imagery of the book of Revelation has provided fertile ground for equally wild interpretations of the future. Deep down, however, this is a book of hope: hope for a new earth, a new kind of city, and a new community in the face of a world that has been turned upside down. As such, it may be the perfect word of hope for our own unsettled times.
For more information and to register, “Dreaming of the New Earth”