Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
In order to understand a passage of Scripture, one must determine the single meaning of the passage based on the original intent of the author. Sound familiar? That's how I was taught to read Scripture, anyway. The upshot: Scripture has a single meaning—a literal one—and the task of the reader is to uncover what the author's intent was at the time that he wrote it. This is an approach that is rife with problems, to put it mildly (since when does anything have a "single meaning"? is it ..
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study Group We are a group of women gathering for Bible study and fellowship. Our discussions are guided by reading scripture, listening for God’s voice and discerning meaning for our contemporary lives. Each week we have the opportunity to share our inspiration and our questions -- the blessings of growing closer in our relationship with God and challenges of living into our Christian faith. This season we continue to explore the lives and testi..
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016
At this stage in Advent (now 3 weeks in), one wonders whether there is any point in taking on an Advent discipline or "living into" the season of Advent, if one isn't already doing so. I sometimes find myself asking this question—even priests aren't immune from "running behind," liturgically speaking. Is it possible to play catch-up on Advent in the middle of December, and be attentive to this season as we watch and wait for the coming of the Lord? The short answer: absolutely. One way to d..
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Season is just around the corner, which means that our seasonal Men’s Study Group will soon be reconvening. Father Daniel Moore will be taking on the leadership of the group this year, and has some exciting plans in store. Our group will study the Bible together, and also read several books that will prompt us to think about our experience of God, the teachings of the Church, the art of reading Scripture, and the heart of our Faith. There will be no shortage of good fodder for conversation..
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016
Open every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Your babies and young children (up to age 5) are always welcome in the Nursery on Sunday mornings. We encourage you to take a tour of the nursery and meet our dedicated nursery staff: Our Director, Maria Rogers, Martha Haidle, Alison Dolwick, and Mary Lopez. These ladies are experienced and loving and will make your children feel safe and comfortable. While in the nursery, they can play with a wide variety of safe toys, color (if old enough), listen to a st..
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Mark your calendars! Join us on Saturday, October 22nd for the semi-annual sale. The Big Fall Church Mouse Sale is a great way to meet new parishioners, volunteer, and shop with us/donate your items! Look for the sign-up sheets to volunteer that will be posted on Sunday, October 2nd in the parish hall. Set-up begins the week of the big sale, and we always appreciate the many volunteers who help make the sale a huge success. As always, The Mouse Shop accepts your excellent quality household go..
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2016
Moms...imagine this: Time alone... (What's that?) Starting in mid-September, our many young mothers will be offered the chance to drop their child/children off at the church once a week, and have a much-needed morning to themselves. Mom's Morning Out will open up our church nursery on Thursdays from 9am - Noon for up to eight children (ages 6 months to 4 years old). The best part? This is offered free of charge. The program will operate according to two semesters, with a 12-week ..
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