Archives for November 2016

Advent Slider 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s video course on reading the Bible

Fr. Martin recommends this brief, accessible and instructive introduction to reading scripture as a helpful exercise for Advent. Just click on the link at the bottom of this page.

We are living in divisive, fearful, and complex times where honing abilities to live peaceful, wholehearted, and forgiving lives is increasingly difficult. Perhaps more than any other resource, the Bible has proven to be the inspiration behind living such lives.

In this course, students will learn how to get more out of the Bible through Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s inspiring words and a plethora of Bible resources to help make Bible reading more insightful, practical, and transformative.

The Archbishop offers 3 lectures to help us. Stephen Lyon, leader of a project called The Bible in the Life of the Church offers a fourth. Their titles are:

  • Approaching Scripture
  • Scripture in Worship
  • Studying Scripture
  • Encountering Scripture

This course is ideal for people who are new to the Bible, as well as those who know the Bible well but are looking for inspiration and resources.

You can access all of the course resources through this link.

Break bread together in anticipation of Christmas

Please join us on Tuesday, December 13 at 12:30 in Puddicombe Hall for our first annual Christmas potluck luncheon, as we come together for fellowship and sharing.

Bring a favorite dish to share. St. Andrew’s will provide place settings, coffee, water, and tea. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Ada Webb room following next week’s service.

Contact the Church Office or Reberta Skinner if you would like to help out or if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Interfaith Thanksgiving service this year at Bethelem Baptist Church

Please join us on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church (4818 W. Portland Ave.) for our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering.

Join us as we come together in peace and community to explore, reflect, and give thanks for our blessings.

Invitees include persons from the Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Center for Spiritual Living , Latter Day Saints, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Protestant, Sufi, Unitarian Universalist, and other faith traditions.

A reception and fellowship time will follow the service.

For information, please call 253-426-1506 or email [email protected]

Bishop Greg on our response to the election results

Presiding Bishop Curry invites us to join the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement